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Table 5 Effect of SACE on testicular histopathology in rat

From: Protective effects of Sonchus asper against KBrO3 induced lipid peroxidation in rats

Treatment Seminiferous tubules degeneration Meiosis interruption Sperm concentration Germ cell morphology Germinative epithelium
Control - - - - -
20 mg/kg KBrO3 +++ ++ +++ ++ ++
50 mg/kg Silymarin + KBrO3 −/+ - - −/+ -
100 mg/kg SACE + KBrO3 −/+ - −/+ −/+ −/+
200 mg/kg SACE + KBrO3 - - - - −/+
200 mg/kg SACE alone - - - - -
  1. -, normal; −/+, mild; ++, medium; +++, severely damaged.