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International Journal of Morphology

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LEME, Fabíola Azevedo Genovez de Lima  and  AZOUBEL, Reinaldo. Effects of Aspartame on the Exocrine Pancreas of Rat Fetuses . Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2006, vol.24, n.4, pp.679-684. ISSN 0717-9502.

The present study evaluated the effects of the sweetener aspartame on the fetal pancreas, through a morphometric study, with the objective of studying the exocrine pancreas at the end of gestational development. For this we utilized two treated groups, one with a solution of aspartame at ambient temperature and the other with an aspartame solution heated to 40C, and two groups treated with water ad libitum, at ambient temperature and heated to 40C, respectively. On the final day of gestation the fetuses were removed and the pancreas was collected for microscopic analysis. The morphometric study demonstrated alteration in eight out of the eleven parameters studied in the group treated with the heated solution and one parameter altered in the group treated with solution at ambient temperature

Keywords : Aspartame; Pancreas; Fetus.

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