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Investigations of soft tissue functions in fluorotic individuals of North Gujurat
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Haematological alterations induced by subchronic oral exposure of buffalo calves to fipronil and fluoride.
A study is reported on haematological alterations in buffalo calves from subchronic oral exposure to the pesticide fipronil, sodium fluoride alone, and the two in combination. Twenty-four male buffalo calves, 6 to 12 months old, were divided into 4 groups of 6 animals each. Group I without treatment served as
Water-borne fluoride and primary hypertension.
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In vitro protective role of melatonin against hemolysis induced by sodium fluoride in human red blood tests.
This study was designed to evaluate the protective effect of melatonin against in vitro hemolysis induced by fluoride (F) in human red blood cells. Venous blood samples from twenty healthy, well-nourished male donors, age 20–25, residing in a nonfluorotic area of Ahmedabad, India, were collected for the preparation of red
Association between fluoride exposure and blood pressure in children and adolescents aged 6 to19 years in the United States: NHANES, 2013–2016.
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