oa South African Medical Journal - Aluminium and rat lungs - the in vivo effect of small doses on the cytochrome c-oxidase activity and total fibrosis produced by quartz dust

Volume 46, Issue 15
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Five groups of 20 animals were intratracheally injected with one of the following suspensions in 1 ml isotonic-saline: 50 mg quartz, 50 mg quartz + 2,5 mg aluminium, 50 mg quartz + 5,0 mg aluminium, 50 mg quartz + 10,0 mg aluminium and 50 mg aluminium.

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