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The Effect of Hydro-alcoholic Extract of Leaves of Vitex on the Gestation Indices of Male Rats

Fereshteh Ramezanloo; Parvaneh Najafizadeh; Tahereh Naji; Gholamreza Amin; Zahra Mousavi; Gelareh Vahabzadeh;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2017 Journal: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences (issn: 2228-6780, eissn: 2322-4738, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Islamic Azad University
Background: Phytoestrogens are some plant compounds with estrogenic biological effects which are found in many nutritional sources as soybean, flaxseed, and sesame. Vitex agnus-castus, also called Vitex, owns phytoestrogen properties. Studies have shown that phytoestrogens have different impacts on the gestation process and reproduction indices. Objective: The present study was aimed to investigate the effects of Vitex extract on the gestation indices in the male rat as well as studying its histological properties in the rat testicles. Materials and Methods: The hydro-alcoholic extract of Vitex (in three doses of 165, 265 and 365 mg/kg), vehicle (normal saline) ...
free text keywords: Phytoestrogen, Vitex, Fertility index, Spermatozoa, Pharmacy and materia medica, RS1-441, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270
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