• Effect of tranquillisers on the reproduction of a freshwater leech,Poecilobdella viridis (Blanchard)

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      Tranquillisers; Poecilohdella viridis ; reserpine; chlorpromazine

    • Abstract


      Effects of two well-known tranquillisers, reserpine and chlorpromazine on the reproduction ofP. viridis were investigated. There was a significant decrease on the ovarian index after reserpine (RSP) injection, whereas, chlorpromazine (CPZ) did not induce any change. But chlorpromazine has a profound effect on the testis index. Surprisingly, injection of the mixture ofRSP+CPZ induced a significant decrease in the ovarian and testis indices. Besides gonad index, the tranquillizer effect on histological profile of gonads was also studied.

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      A Bhasker Rao1 C S K Anand1 G K Kulkarni1

      1. Department of Zoology, Marathwada University, Aurangabad - 431 004, India
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