Effects of Rat’s Licking Behavior on Cutaneous Wound Healing

Abbasian, Behnam and Azizi, Shahrzad and Esmaeili, Abolghasem (2010) Effects of Rat’s Licking Behavior on Cutaneous Wound Healing. Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, 13 (1). pp. 242-247.

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Abstract

Objective(s) Wound licking has been shown to advance wound healing among humans and many other animals. The present study evaluates the licking effects on healing of skin wound in rats. Materials and Methods Twenty four rats were assigned to 4 different groups randomly and two 3 cm longitudinal full thickness incisions were made on each dorsal and ventral side of rats. The ventral incisions were considered as treated wounds because of contact to saliva as rats lick them easily and dorsal incisions as control wounds. Clinical changes and histopathological effects of rat saliva on wound healing were evaluated every day and on 3, 7, '4 and 2' days post-operation respectively. Results Histologic and clinical evaluation of treated wounds showed better healing than control wounds. Conclusion This study showed that licking behavior can promote wound healing. Thus salivary compounds could be isolated, be mass produced and may have potential to become as common as antibiotic cream.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QV pharmacology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Basic Medical Sciences
Depositing User: ijbms ijbms
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 16:28
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2018 16:28
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9210

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