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Acute effects of methyl mercury toxicity in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) liver

Conclusions

The results of this study have demonstrated that in the channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) a single intraperitoneal injection of 15 mg/kg methyl mercuric chloride caused:

  1. 1.

    Deposition of mercury in the liver.

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    Accumulation and concentration of mercury over the time period of 96 hours.

  3. 3.

    Marked pathology as evidenced by necrosis of exocrine pancreatic and parenchymal cells at 72 and 96 hours.

  4. 4.

    Inflammation at the hepatic capsular surface.

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Kendall, M.W. Acute effects of methyl mercury toxicity in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) liver. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 18, 143–151 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01686060

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Keywords

  • Methyl
  • Chloride
  • Toxicity
  • Waste Water
  • Mercury