Research in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Res. Pharm. Biotech.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2324
  • DOI: 10.5897/RPB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 43

Table of Content: June 2011; 3(6)

June 2011

Evaluation of the gastrointestinal activity of the aqueous root extracts of Talinum triangulare

  The effect of the aqueous root extract of Talinum triangulare on the gastrointestinal system was evaluated in mice and rats using normal intestinal transit. Castor oil induced diarrhea and castor oil induced enteropooling models. The result obtained showed that, the effects of the aqueous root extract were dose dependent and biphasic in all the models used. The extract (500, 1000 and 2000 mg/kg) produced a...

Author(s): Olufunmilayo Adeyemi, Oluwafunmilade Oyeniyi, Herbert Mbagwu and Clement Jackson

June 2011

Comparative effects of smoke and ethanolic extract of Nicotiana tabacum on hippocampus and neurobehaviour of mice

  The effects of tobacco use on health are well known, and are documented in reliable scientific reports. The aim of this study is to investigate some of the effects of both ethanolic and smoke tobacco on the hippocampus and behaviour of mice. The presumably healthy 32 mice were used for this study, the animals were randomly divided into four groups, A, B, C and D, of eight animals each. Group A were given...

Author(s): Adeniyi P. A. O. and Musa A. A.