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Acupuncture Could Increase Spermatogonic Cells in Albino Rats Exposed to Heat Stroke

Muhammad Thohawi Elziyad Purnama, Imas Hapsari Rahmaningtyas, Ainun Septia Putri, Angela Swasti Ivana Lee, Fachrun Nisa Tatimma and Herlina Masyitoh

Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya 60115, Indonesia

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal October 2019 : 96 (10) - pages 30 to 32
(Received: April, 2019, Accepted: May, 2019)


This study used 20 albino rats divided into ve treatments i.e., negative control group (C-) not exposed to heat stroke and acupuncture and positive control group (C+) exposed to heat stroke. Treatment groups (T1, T2, T3) were exposed to heat stroke and for 5; 10; 20 seconds/day followed by acupuncture. The testis sections were prepared with hematoxylin-eosin staining and the blood serum was collected to assay testosterone by ELISA kit. The result of spermatogonic cells showed signicant difference (p<0.05) on treatment group (T3), but the result of testosterone levels was not signicantly different (p>0.05) among all treatments

Key Words: Acupuncture, Heat stroke, Spermatogonic cells, rats.

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