The effect of prednisolone on the foetotoxicity of cadmium in pregnant mice

A. Selypes, R. Lorencz, G. Berencsi, I. Dési

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The effects of prednisolone was investigated on the foetoxicity of cadmium. CFLP female mice were given a single i.p. dose of 2.5 mg cadmium (Cd) per kg body weight on day 5 or 9 of gestation. This treatment significantly decreased both the number of live foetuses and foetal weights on day 18 of gestation. Prednisolone (0.1 mg kg−1) given daily from the day of cadmium treatment death, prevented the effects of cadmium on foetal weights in both groups, and on the number of live foetuses when cadmium was given on day 9 of gestation. When Cd was given on day 13 of gestation similar treatment with prednisolone did not influence either litter size or the weights of 1‐day old pups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-48
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Applied Toxicology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1986



  • Birth weight
  • cadmium
  • foetotoxicity
  • prednisolone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology

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