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Type of Article : Original Research

Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 3 | Page No. 1216-1224

Date of Publication: 02-08-2015



Srinivas Rao Bolla.

Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Dammam, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Address: Srinivas Rao Bolla, Assistant professor, Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Dammam, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Objective: The purpose of the study is to investigate the effects of mobile phone [MP] radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) exposure for different durations on dendritic morphology and nerve cell damage in CA3 sub region of Hippocampus in Swiss albino mice.
Materials &Methods: Total 70 Swiss albino mice of both sexes were used in the study. Animals were divided into 10 groups randomly. Five groups (n=6) were used for assessment of neuronal damage by cresyl violet staining. Another five groups (n=8) were used for assessment of dendritic morphology by Golgi- Cox staining. Groups were divided by exposure duration (15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes/ per day for 30 days); age matched unexposed groups served as controls.  
Results: Results of the study have shown that there was decrease in the number of viable neurons and dendritic arborization in CA3 sub region of hippocampus in 30, 45 and 60 min exposed groups.
Conclusions: Increased neuronal damage and decreased dendritic arborization of hippocampal CA3 neurons was found with increase in exposure duration of MPRF-EMF.
KEY WORDS: Hippocampus, CA3, Dendritic arborization, Mobile Phone, Radiofrequency.


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