||Multivariate Analysis of the Effects of Manganese on the Reproductive Physiology and Behavior of the Male House Mouse.
Gray, Jr., Leon Earl ;
Laskey, John W. ;
||Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Manganese oxides ;
Physiological effects ;
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Chronic exposure to MN3O4 in the diet at 1050ppm Mn retarded the sexual development and lowered reactive locomotor activity levels in male mice. A multivariate analysis of variance indicated that testis, seminal vescile, and preputial gland weights were significantly smaller as a result of Mn administration. These results support earlier observations of altered locomotor activity levels and reproductive development in male rats in the absence of other signs of toxicity.