AbdulRasak A Alada

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The study aimed to determine the influence of nitric oxide (NO) on the action of histamine and carbachol on acid secretion in the common African toad - Bufo regularis. Gastric acidity was determined by titration method. The acid secretion was determined when nitric oxide was absent following administration of NO synthase inhibitor; N-nitro-L-arginine methyl(More)
The chloroform extract of nutmeg has been evaluated for antiinflammatory, analgesic and antithrombotic activities in rodents. The extract inhibited the carrageenan-induced rat paw oedema, produced a reduction in writhings induced by acetic acid in mice and offered protection against thrombosis induced by ADP/adrenaline mixture in mice.
This study was designed to compare the performance of medical students in physiology when assessed by multiple choice questions (MCQs) and short essay questions (SEQs). The study also examined the influence of factors such as age, sex, O/level grades and JAMB scores on performance in the MCQs and SEQs. A structured questionnaire was administered to 264(More)
The defatted methanolic extract of Entada abyssinica was evaluated for anti-inflammatory activity in acute and chronic models of inflammation. The extract (50--200 mg/kg, p.o.) exhibited dose-dependent and significant inhibition of both the carrageenan-induced rat paw oedema and granuloma tissue formation in rats. The extract (50--200 mg/kg, p.o.) was also(More)
Studies in fasted, anaesthetized rats have shown that adrenaline and nicotine-induced hyperglycaemia is mediated via activation of beta-adrenoceptors. The hyperglycaemic response to nicotine is different from that of adrenaline in that, unlike adrenaline hyperglycaemia, nicotine hyperglycaemia is characterized by a long latent period, delayed attainment of(More)
The study was carried out on fasted anaesthetized dogs. A vein draining a segment of the upper jejunum was cannulated for blood flow measurement. Arterial blood and venous blood from the upper jejunal segment, were obtained for measurement of glucose content. Glucose uptake was calculated as the product of jejunal blood flow and the difference between(More)
The study investigated the effects of caffeine and ethanolic extract of kolanut (EEK) on glucose uptake in the canine hindlimb at rest and during contraction. Thirty male anaesthetized mongrel dogs [11-13 kg] were divided into six groups [5 dogs/group] Caffeine [6 mg/kg], EEK [5 mg/kg], or normal saline [control] was administered intravenously to each group(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the effects of alpha and beta adrenergic receptor blockers on caffeine-induced increase in canine hindlimb glucose uptake. The study was carried out on fasted male anaesthetized dogs divided into five groups [5 dogs per group]. Each dog was given a bolus injection of normal saline, caffeine [6 mg/kg] caffeine(More)
A technique for measuring glucose uptake in the small intestine of rabbits was developed. Using this technique, the glucose uptake in the resting jejunum of rabbits and the effect of nicotine infusion on glucose uptake were studied. Experiments were carried out on fasted anaesthetized male rabbits. Four groups of rabbits (6 per group) were studied. A vein(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that aqueous extract of the leaf of Tridax procuinbens is capable of lowering blood pressure through its vasodilatory effects. In the present study attempt was made to examine the biological active components of T procuinbens leaf using GC-MS methods. We further investigated the role of K+ channels in the(More)