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Acute toxicity of Pistacia atlantica green seeds on Sprague- Dawley rat model

Hiewa Othman Dyary, Heshu Sulaiman Rahman, Hemn Hassan Othman, Snur Mohammad, Amen Hassan, Rasedee Abdullah


The acute toxic effect of the aqueous extract of Pistacia atlantica green seeds was investigated in groups of Sprague-Dawley rats at oral doses of 200, 400, and 800 mg/kg body weight. After 14 days, there was no significant difference (p>0.05) in behavior, food and water consumption, body weight gain, and hematological and serum biochemical parameters between untreated control and extract-treated rats. There were lesions in the liver and kidney indicating that aqueous P. atlantica seed extract causes some hepatoxicity and nephrotoxicity in rats.

KeywordsPistacia atlantica, Acute toxicity, Animal model, Mount Atlas mastic tree


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