International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Zoology | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024 | Rating: 5 / 10


Assessing the Influence of Lithium on Heart Rate in Barytelphusa guerini

Dr. S. S. Jadhav [2]


Abstract: This study investigated the impact of lithium exposure on heart rate dynamics in freshwater crab Barytelphusa guerini over a 96 - hour experimental period. Control crabs displayed a gradual increase in heart rate followed by a decline, whereas those exposed to mercuric chloride initially showed an accelerated heart rate, followed by a subsequent decline that persisted until the end of the observation period. These findings underscore the intricate interplay between toxicant stress and physiological responses in aquatic organisms. Environmental stressors, such as toxicants, have the potential to alter metabolic activity, consequently influencing heart rate dynamics. Previous research on crustacean species has established a correlation between environmental stress and increased heart rate, reflecting the organism's physiological efforts to cope with stress - induced metabolic demands. The observed alterations in heart rate suggest an initial inhibition followed by a compensatory increase, indicating adaptive responses to toxicant exposure. This highlights Barytelphusa guerini's remarkable adaptability to environmental stressors and emphasizes the complexity of physiological responses in freshwater crabs.


Keywords: Lithium, Heartbeat, Barytelphusa guerini


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,


Pages: 1067 - 1068


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