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Table 3 Testicular morphometric analyses in male Swiss albino mice exposed to sublethal concentration of cadmium individually and in mixture with chocolate fortified with zinc nanoparticles

From: Possible ameliorative effect of nano-chocolate fortified with zinc on the hepatic and testicular toxicity induced by cadmium on male Swiss albino mice: histopathological and histomorphometrical studies

Parameters Number of Leydig cells
(mean ± SD)
Diameter of seminiferous tubule (μm)
(mean ± SD)
Height of germinal epithelium in seminiferous tubule (μm)
(mean ± SD)
Groups
Control-treated group 10 ± 2.121a 2.697 ± 0.531 a 0.748 ± 0.107 a
Cadmium-treated group 0.8 ± 0.374b** 1.489 ± 0.136 b** 0.371 ± 0.027 b**
Choco-treated group 10.2 ± 1.562a** 2.559 ± 0.437 a** 0.736 ± 0.167 a**
Cadmium-choco-treated group 10.6 ± 2.039a** 2.709 ± 1.163 a** 0.758 ± 0.112 a**
  1. Ten animals were used in each group. Data are represented as mean ± SD
  2. Means with the same letter are not significantly different.
  3. *P < 0.05 is significant
  4. **P < 0.01 is highly significant