The present research report has looked into the correlation between male infertility and the fluoride level in water, the occurrence of dental and skeletal fluorosis, [the volume and quality of] semen and the amount of fluoride contained therein. Results have shown that fluoride might be a leading cause of male infertility in regions with endemic fluorosis.
Testing the potential of sodium fluoride to affect spermatogenesis in the rat
The potential of sodium fluoride (NaF) to affect spermatogenesis and endocrine function was assessed in P and F1 generation male rats. Male and female experimental rats received sodium fluoride in their drinking water at one of four concentrations (25, 100, 175, 250 ppm). P generation male and female rats were
Developmental toxicity of sodium fluoride measured during multiple generations
Sodium fluoride (NaF) has been used to fluoridate drinking water in the United States since the mid 1940s. Because of the lack of reliable studies on the multigeneration effects of the compound, NaF (0, 25, 100, 175 or 250 ppm in drinking water) was given to rats continuously during three
Reversible fluoride induced fertility impairment in male mice
Sodium fluoride (NaF) fed to adult male albino mice at a dose of 10 mg and 20 mg/kg body weight, caused a significant decrease in sperm county and motility. Scanning electron microscopy and silver nitrte staining showed large numbers of deflagellated spermatozoa, with acrosomal, midpiece and tail abnormalities. The treatment
Fluoride impairs oocyte maturation and subsequent embryonic development in mice.
The damage caused by fluorosis is permanent, and has been recognized as a public health problem in a number of regions of the world. Although multiple studies provided evidence that sodium fluoride (NaF) elicits adverse effects on reproductive function, the effect of fluoride on female germ cell development is not
Effects of fluoride ingestion on the physiology of reproductive organs of male rat
Oral administration of sodium fluoride (NaF) (5 and 10 mg/kg body weight/day) for 30 days to adult male rats, brought about a reduction in body weight especially by high dose (10 mg/kg body weight). In fluorotic rats, testicular cholesterol and serum testosterone levels were not affected. However, succinate dehydrogenase activity
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