Zbornik Matice srpske za prirodne nauke 2011 Issue 121, Pages: 27-38
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The influence of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic field on the basal ganglia structures of the rat brain
Gojković Igor O., Paraš Smiljana D., Gajanin Radoslav B., Matavulj Milica D., Rajković Vesna K., Spasojević Goran D.
We studied the influence of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic field
(ELF EMF) to subcortical structures of a brain, i.e. basal ganglia, of
sexually mature rats of Wistar strain. The animals were exposed to
nonhomogenous ELF EMF, intensity of 50-500 μT, 50 Hz frequency, 7 hours a
day, and 5 days a week during three months. Histological and stereological
analysis established a reduction in volume density of ganglia cells in the
area of basal ganglia, an increase of their nucleo-cytoplasmatic volume
ratio, and presence of an intensive edema of pericellular (perineural) type.
Keywords: extremely low-frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF), basal ganglia, pericellular edema