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International Journal of Morphology

On-line version ISSN 0717-9502

Abstract

LOTFI, Nahid et al. The Effect of Cannabis sativa Hydroalcoholic Extract on Sperm Parameters and Testis Histology in Rats. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2013, vol.31, n.1, pp.82-86. ISSN 0717-9502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022013000100012.

Cannabis Sativa is a multiuse herb in traditional medicine, its hydroalcoholic extract (10, 50, and 100 mg/kg) administered interaperitoneally for 14 consequent days to Wistar male rats resulted in significant decrease in progressive motility of sperm. Sperm count and seminiferous tubules diameter decreased significantly in comparison with control group. Also decrease in animal body weight in doses of 50 and 100 mg/kg was observed. Changes in testes weight and serum testosterone were not significant. Cannabis sativa extract has negative effect on sperm parameters such as motility, sperm count, and seminiferous tubules diameter.

Keywords : Cannabis sativa; Rat; Seminiferous tubules; Sperm parameters.

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