Bárbara Cabral

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BACKGROUND Jatropha gossypiifolia L. (Euphorbiaceae) is a medicinal plant largely used in folk medicine. Teas from the leaves are popularly used as an antithrombotic agent and the branches are frequently employed as a "thick blood" agent. Considering that the anticoagulant activity associated with antioxidant properties could be beneficial for various(More)
Snakebites are a serious public health problem due their high morbi-mortality. The main available specific treatment is the antivenom serum therapy, which has some disadvantages, such as poor neutralization of local effects, risk of immunological reactions, high cost and difficult access in some regions. In this context, the search for alternative therapies(More)
Spondias tuberosa is a medicinal plant used by several local communities in northeast Brazil to treat infections, digestive disorders and inflammatory conditions. The study aimed to identify and quantify the major phenolic in hydroethanolic extract of leaves from S. tuberosa and to evaluate its anti-inflammatory potential. The chemical profile of extract(More)
The effect of angiotensin-(1-7) on jejunal water absorption in rats was investigated. The jejunal sac of anesthetized rats was filled with two ml of tyrode solution containing 3.7 MBq of tritiated water. A femoral vein was cannulated for administration of peptides and drugs. Infusion of Ang-(1-7) at the dose of 0.7 ng/kg.min produced a significant increase(More)
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