Nausheen Jamshed, Iffat Raza, Nadia Rashid, Lubna Akhter, Mubina Lakhani, Aaqiba Rasheed
Objective: To determine the protective effect of aqueous Neem leaf extract-induced hepatotoxicity by Erythromycin.
Study Design: Laboratory-based Experimental study.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted at the Department of Anatomy and Animal House of Baqai Medical University (BMU) Karachi, Pakistan from January 2019 to March 2019.
Materials and Methods: A total of 80 albino Wistar male rats were randomly divided into 4 groups. Control group, marked as Group A with no interventions. Only Erythromycin was administered to the rats in group B. Erythromycin and an aqueous extract of neem leaves were administered to group C rats. Group D only received an extract of aqueous neem leaves. Animals’ body weight was noted both before and after experiments. Liver weight was also measured after 14 days when the animals were sacrificed.
Results: Histopathological changes in group B include loss of architecture, portal vein observed with congestion, and hemorrhages. In Group C, histopathological changes showed hepatocytes with slightly disturbed and mild congestion with decreased sinusoidal spaces; however, Group A and Group D observed normal hepatocyte architecture.
Conclusion: According to the current study, Erythromycin-induced oxidative stress and hepatocyte damage were markedly reduced by aqueous neem leaf extract, which is a powerful antioxidant.
Keywords: Erythromycin, Hepatotoxicity, Hepatocytes, Hemorrhages.
How to cite this: Jamshed N, Raza I, Rashid N, Akhter L, Lakhani M, Aqiba. Protective Effect of Aqueous neem leaf Extract on Erythromycin Induced Histomorphological Changes on Hepatocytes of (Albino Wistar) Rats. 2023; 4(3): 225-333. doi: http://doi.org/10.37185/LnS.1.1.354Read PDF
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