I= STUDIES OF PESTICIDE METABOLISM IN FAT, MUSCLES AND BLOOD OF HUMAN POPULATION OF KARACHI
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Title of Thesis
STUDIES OF PESTICIDE METABOLISM IN FAT, MUSCLES AND BLOOD OF HUMAN POPULATION OF KARACHI

Author(s)
Masarrat Jahan
Institute/University/Department Details
University of Karachi/ Department of Zoology
Session
1995
Subject
Zoology
Number of Pages
126
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
pesticide metabolism, fat, muscles, blood, adipose tissues, serum, cholinesterase, malathion, deltamethrin

Abstract
One hundred and six samples of adipose tissues, blood and serum which were collected from different hospitals and laboratories were found to be contaminated with pesticides or with their metabolites

Majority of the samples taken from Jinnah hospital (JPMC) were found to have DDT whereas all the adipose tissues collected from Baqai Hospital have dieldrin in high quantity. The malathion (OP compound) was not detected in any of the sample, whereas deltamethrin was found in only two samples taken from JPMC

The blood and serum were found to contain more pesticides than fat or the adipose tissues which were taken from three different laboratories. DDE was the frequently detected pesticide in blood samples. Malathion was found in few samples but relatively in higher quantity. The serum and blood samples of persons engaged in tenakil formulation were found to have high quantity of tenakil

The serum and blood samples were also checked for estimation of % activity of cholinesterase. Some of these samples were found to have low, whereas some have normal activity of cholinesterase

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1 0 Contents
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2 1 Abstract 1
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3 2 Introduction 2
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4 3 Review of Literature 5
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5 4 Materials and Methods 21
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6 5 Results 30
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7 6 Discussion 107
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8 7 Conclusion 114
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  7.1 Summary 115
  7.2 References 117
9 8 Abstract in Urdu 126
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