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Table 4 The effect of prolonged exposure to LC25 of Mefloquine drug for 2 weeks on different biochemical parameters in the haemolymph and tissues of Lymnaea natalensis

From: Effect of mefloquine on biological and biochemical aspects of Lymnaea natalensis snails infected with Fasciola gigantica

  Control
Mean ± SD
Mefloquine drug
Mean ± SD
% change
Glucose haemolymph (GL) 38.2 ± 1.2 46.6 ± 1.4* − 21.1%
Lactate (LT) 1.57 ± 0.33 2.2 ± 0.38** − 40.13%
Total protein (TP) 58.6 ± 2.4 40.12 ± 3.4* 31.54%
Glycogen content (GN) 4.5 ± 0.82 2.4 ± 0.4* 46.7%*
The pyruvate content (PV) 3.2 ± 0.8 2.6 ± 0.45* 18.75%
DNA 35.6 ± 3.4 26.4 ± 3.4* 25%
RNA 18.6 ± 3.4 10.6 ± 0.84* 43%
  1. p*<0.05; p**<0.01