CRYPTORCHIDISM INDUCED CHANGES ON GROWTH PATTERN AND REPRODUCTIVE TISSUE ORGANIC COMPOSITION IN ALBINO RATK. NARASIMHA VARMA, E. MADIIURI, S. RAMAKRISHNA AND M. BHASKAR
Bilateral cryptorchidism was induced surgically in adult wistar strain albino rats and the body weight changes, tissue proximate analysis of the testis and sex accessory organs was conducted. Increased body weight under cryptorchidism indicating the obesity of the animal. Such a possibility of increased body weight and obesity can be possible under the accumulation of organic constituents in the body tissues probably owing to general decrease in the oxidative metabolism of the body. The tissue somatic indices of testis and sex accessory organs were significantly decreased suggesting the possibility of degradative activities in these tissues probably owing to decreasing levels of testosterone. Testicular lipid content was depleted with a significant elevation in the carbohydrate content. This suggests the shift in the testicular metabolism under cryptorchidism towards lipid metabolism from carbohydrate metabolism. The epididymis seems to mobilize the carbohydrates into metabolic activities and sparing lipids under cryptorchidism. These observations indicating the deranged activities of the tissues under cryptorchidism.
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