Odukanmi Olugbenga Adeola

Department of Physiology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria


  • Research Article   
    Alteration of Gastric and Salivary Secretions Due to Mosquito Coil in Male Wistar Rats
    Author(s): Odukanmi Olugbenga Adeola*, Salami Adeola Thabitha, Essiet Ekerette Udo and Olaleye Samuel Babafemi

    Introduction: Many households in Nigeria use mosquito coils to prevent mosquito bites and this has public health implications. Despite the huge number of usage, there is no information on the effect of Mosquito Coil Smoke (MCS) on gastrointestinal secretions and this was investigated. Methods: Thirty male Wistar rats (201.7 gb. wt ± 10.2 gb. wt) were used and the study was carried out in three phases. Rats were grouped (n=5) into 3 per phase of the experiments, group 1=control; groups 2 and 3 were exposed to mosquito coil fumes for 8-10 hours daily for 2 (2P) and 6 (6P) weeks respectively, in a well- ventilated room of 41.04 m3 incapacity. The salivary and gastric acid secretions, gastric mucus cell counts, and histoarchitecture of the stomach and salivary glands were assessed in phases 1 and 2 respectively. T.. Read More»

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