AGE DEPENDANT ALTERATIONS IN ACIDOPHILIC CELLS OF MALE ALBINO RAT PITUITARY GLAND: LIGHT HISTOLOGICAL STUDY
Safwat W. Gerges, Medhat M. Morsi, Mogeda M. Nasralla, Rasha A. Radwan, Lamya A. Abd Elsalam*
Anatomy and Empryology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University and Beni-Suef University*
Backdround: Aging produces alterations in some functions of the hypothalamopituitary axis. Aim of the work: The present study was designed to monitor the age related changes of acidophils by using light histological techniques. Materials and Methods: thirty male albino rats were used, they were divided into three age groups young (5weeks), adult (6months) and old (24 months). Results: age related reduction of acidophilic cells with increase in intracellular connective tissue framework. Conclusion: The present study revealed that aging can affect the histological architecture of acidophilic cells in male albino pituitary gland.