THE physiological action of cadmium salts has been studied extensively by many authors. Morphological disturbances have been described in various organs (liver, kidney, etc.). While studying the effect of cadmium salts on protein metabolism one of us (J. P.) observed that cadmium chloride administered subcutaneously to rats produces macroscopic lesions of the testes. This seems to have escaped the notice of previous authors and therefore this phenomenon was studied more closely.
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PAŘÍZEK, J., ZÁHOŘ, Z. Effect of Cadmium Salts on Testicular Tissue. Nature 177, 1036 (1956). https://doi.org/10.1038/1771036a0
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