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Morphological analysis of the vestibular system of guinea pigs poisoned by organophosphate

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Title
Morphological analysis of the vestibular system of guinea pigs poisoned by organophosphate
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Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, January 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.bjorl.2015.10.001
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Lícia Assunção Cogo, Valdete Alves Valentins dos Santos Filha, Adriana de Andrade Batista Murashima, Miguel Angelo Hyppolito, Aron Ferreira da Silveira

Abstract

The vestibular system is responsible for body balance. There are substances that damage it, causing dizziness; these are termed vestibulotoxic substances. Agrochemicals have been investigated for ototoxicity because of studies that identified dizziness as a recurrent symptom among rural workers' complaints. To histopathologically evaluate the vestibular system in guinea pigs exposed to an organophosphate, and to identify the drug's effects on this system. Experimental clinical study. Eighteen guinea pigs were used; six of them poisoned with the organophosphate chlorpyrifos at doses of 0.5mg/kg/day and seven of them at 1mg/kg/day; and a control group of five guinea pigs was exposed to distilled water, all for 10 consecutive days. Later, ciliary tufts of saccule and utricle maculae were counted by scanning electron microscopy. Comparing the groups, a one-way ANOVA test for the variable "saccule" (p=0.0569) and a Kruskal-Wallis test for the variable "utricle" (p=0.8958) were performed, revealing no difference among groups in both variables. The histopathologic analysis of the vestibular system of guinea pigs exposed to an organophosphate showed no difference in the amount of ciliary tufts of saccule and utricle maculae at the doses tested, although the result for the variable "saccule" was considered borderline, showing a trend for significance.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 21%
Student > Master 4 12%
Other 4 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 12%
Student > Postgraduate 4 12%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 6 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 18%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 12%
Engineering 3 9%
Other 6 18%
Unknown 6 18%

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