Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3684

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of ethanol leaf extract of Gnetum africanum on testosterone and oestradiol induced benign prostatic hyperplasia

EBENYI Lilian N.
  • EBENYI Lilian N.
  • Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Ebonyi State University, P. M. B. 043, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
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YONGABI Kenneth A.
  • YONGABI Kenneth A.
  • Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Ebonyi State University, P. M. B. 043, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
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ALI Fredrick U.
  • ALI Fredrick U.
  • Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Ebonyi State University, P. M. B. 043, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
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OMINYI Mathias C
  • OMINYI Mathias C
  • Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Ebonyi State University, P. M. B. 043, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
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ANYANWU Blessing
  • ANYANWU Blessing
  • Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Ebonyi State University, P. M. B. 043, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
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OGBANSHI Moses E.
  • OGBANSHI Moses E.
  • Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 28 December 2019
  •  Accepted: 14 April 2020
  •  Published: 31 July 2020

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