Morphometric study on the effect of tenoxicam with bidistilled water or with 0.9% sodium chloride in the venous endothelium, in rabbits

Objective: Evaluate by morphometry, if tenoxicam with bidistilled water (diluent) or 0.9% sodium chloride, causes venous endothelium alterations. Methods: 90 white male rabbits of the New Zealand branch (Oryctolagus cuniculus) with age over 10 weeks, weight varying between 2000 and 3500 grams were used. The rabbits were divided in two groups: Experiment and Control, and analyses were conducted in 6hrs, 12hrs and 24hrs after the procedure. Into the right and left auriculares veins of the Experiment group was injected tenoxicam with its diluent or 0.9% sodium chloride; in the Control group 0.9% sodium chloride was injected. Results: Statistical differences were evaluated by One-way analysis of variance: a) apart for each group (Tenoxicam/0.9% Sodium Chloride, Tenoxicam/Diluent and 0.9% Sodium Chloride), to compare the average measures of the endothelial cells nuclei diameters obtained in the observation period of 6hrs, 12hrs and 24hrs, without significant difference among them; b) apart from the observation period (6hrs, 12hrs and 24hrs), to compare the average measures obtained, in the Tenoxicam/0.9% Sodium Chloride, Tenoxicam/Diluent and 0.9% Sodium Chloride groups, it was observed that the average measures of the nuclei diameters of the 0.9% Sodium Chloride group were significantly bigger than the ones observed in the Tenoxicam/0.9% Sodium Chloride and Tenoxicam/Diluent groups. Conclusion: Tenoxicam, either with bidistilled water or 0.9% sodium chloride, reduced the endothelial cells nuclei diameters in the veins where it was injected.

Endothelium; Anti-inflamatory agents, non-steroidal; Rabbits


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