Logo Medical Science Monitor

Call: +1.631.470.9640
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 02:00 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor

01 June 2006

Effect of 50-Hz 1-mT magnetic field on the uterus and ovaries of rats (Electronmicroscopy evaluation).

Feyzan Aksen, M. Zulkuf Akdag, Aydin Ketani, Beran Yokus, Abdurrahman Kaya, Suleyman Dasdag

Med Sci Monit 2006; 12(6): BR215-220 :: ID: 451247


Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of extremelylow frequency magnetic fields (ELFMF) on the uterus and ovary of rats. Material/Methods: Forty-eightfemale Wistar albino rats were divided into two groups, one for 50 and the other for 100 days of exposure.Each group was further divided into two groups, one sham exposed (n=12) and the other the experimentalgroup (n=12). The experimental rats were exposed to 50-Hz 1-mT ELFMF for three hours/day for 50 or 100days. The sham groups of rats were kept under the same circumstances without applying ELFMF. Electronmicroscopic examination was performed to evaluate the ovaries and uterus. Results: Ultrastructural dissolution,decrease in cell organelles, cavities in cells, heterochromative appearance, and typical structural lossof the nucleus were observed in germinal epithelial cells of the rat ovaries in the 50-days ELFMF exposuregroup. Ultrastructural alterations in germinal epithelium and tunica albuginea of ovaries, irregularityin nucleus and nucleolus, increase in lipid vacuoles of cell cytoplasm and reduction in organelles wereobserved in rat ovaries in the 100-days ELFMF exposure group. Similar alterations were observed in uterus.Malondialdehyde concentration (MDA) of the ovaries and uterus increased in rats of the two exposure groups(p

Keywords: Magnetics, Microscopy, Electron, Ovary - ultrastructure, Rats, Wistar, Uterus - ultrastructure

Add Comment 0 Comments

833 11


01 November 2023 : Editorial  

Editorial: Factors Driving New Variants of SARS-CoV-2, Immune Escape, and Resistance to Antiviral Treatments as the End of the COVID-19 Pandemic is Declared

Dinah V. Parums
Science Editor, Medical Science Monitor, International Scientific Information, Inc., Melville,

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.942960

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e942960


In Press

28 Nov 2023 : Clinical Research  

Impact of Fluorodeoxyglucose-Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography on Therapeutic Decisions and ...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.942122  

28 Nov 2023 : Clinical Research  

Long-Term Outcomes of Decompression and Grafting in Acute Pathological Proximal Femur Fractures in Children...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.943031  

27 Nov 2023 : Clinical Research  

Comparison of Outcomes from Emergency Admissions to a Major Trauma Center in Turkey of 1646 Elderly Patient...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.942916  

27 Nov 2023 : Clinical Research  

Evaluating Modified Ultrasound-Guided Serratus Anterior Plane Block for Enhanced Postoperative Recovery in ...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.942757  

Most Viewed Current Articles

13 Nov 2021 : Clinical Research  

Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccination and Its Associated Factors Among Cancer Patients Attending the Oncology ...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.932788

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e932788


30 Dec 2021 : Clinical Research  

Retrospective Study of Outcomes and Hospitalization Rates of Patients in Italy with a Confirmed Diagnosis o...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.935379

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e935379


14 Dec 2022 : Clinical Research  

Prevalence and Variability of Allergen-Specific Immunoglobulin E in Patients with Elevated Tryptase Levels

DOI :10.12659/MSM.937990

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e937990


08 Mar 2022 : Review article  

A Review of the Potential Roles of Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Pharmacological Approaches for the Man...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.936292

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e936292


Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750