Gentamicin Induced Nephrotoxicity in Long Evans Rat - An Experimental Study

Authors

  • Rama Saha Assistant Professor (c.c.), Dept. of Pharmacology, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka
  • SAR Choudhury Former Chairman, Dept. of Pharmacology, BSMMU, Dhaka

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https://doi.org/10.3329/bja.v7i2.6088

Keywords:

Gentamicin

Abstract

Context: Gentamicin is an antibiotic used in gram-negative infection. It is an nephrotoxic agent. Proximal tubular epithelial cells are selectively sensitive to gentamicin.

Objective: To observe the toxic effect of gentamicin on epithelial cells of proximal convoluted tubule in Long Evans rats.

Study design: An experimental study.

Plan and period of study: The study was carried out in the Department of Pharmacology of IPGMR Dhaka during the period of 1995 to 1996.

Materials and methods: Eighteen mature long Evans rats were divided into three groups A, B & C. The rats of group A were treated with vehicle and group B and C were treated with gentamicin 50gm and 100gm respectively. Blood urea and serum creatinine were measured and microscopic damaged cells were counted.

Result: There was significant increase in serum creatinin and blood urea in gentamicin treated groups. Microscopic examination of kidney showed necrosis of proximal tubular cells.

Conclusion: It can be concluded from this study that gentamicin has toxic effects on renal tubule.

Key words: Gentamicin.

DOI: 10.3329/bja.v7i2.6088

Bangladesh J. Anat. 2009; 7(2) :84-86

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Saha, R., & Choudhury, S. (2010). Gentamicin Induced Nephrotoxicity in Long Evans Rat - An Experimental Study. Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy, 7(2), 84–86. https://doi.org/10.3329/bja.v7i2.6088

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