Esam Y. Qnais

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CONTEXT The leaf of sage Salvia officinalis L. (Lamiaceae) is reputed in the folk medicine of Arabia, and Jordan in particular, to relieve pain associated with gastrointestinal disturbance. OBJECTIVES Evaluation of the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of aqueous and butanol extracts of S. officinalis leaf. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
Synaptic responses resulting from stimulation of the main olfactory and vomeronasal (VN) nerves were measured in main and accessory olfactory bulb (AOB) of frog, Rana pipiens, to test the hypothesis that properties of these synapses would reflect the distinct differences in the time course of odour delivery to each of these olfactory structures.(More)
AIMS Micturition process is a spinobulbospinal reflex that is affected by the viscero-visceral interactions due to convergent inputs into spinal and/or supraspinal centers controlling that reflex. Although interaction between bladder and other pelvic organs, such as colon, are well studied, the viscero-visceral interaction between urinary bladder and(More)
In Jordan, the leaves of Laurus nobilis (Family Lauraceae) have been used in folk medicine for the treatment of diarrhea, among other ailments. However, the ethnopharmacology of this plant needs to be scientifically validated. The present work was carried out to evaluate the scientific basis of the antidiarrheal effect of the aqueous extract of L. nobilis(More)
Artemisia herba-alba (A. h.-a.) has wide use in traditional medicine for the relief of coughing, healing external wounds, treatment of pain associated with gastrointestinal disturbances, etc. We investigated in vivo antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of an aqueous extract (aq. ex.) and two isolated compounds obtained from aerial parts of A.(More)
صخلملا This study was designed to evaluate the cytotoxic effect ةتبن قارولأ يئاملا صلختسملا ةيمس ىدم ميقتل ةساردلا هذه تممص ايلاخ ضر MDA-MB231 و FaDu ةدملل ةيناطرسلا ايلاخلا ةجلا يف تابارطضاب صلختسملا اذهب لختسم ص ملا ةتبن قارولأ يئا © 2009 Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences. All rights reserved
Insulin resistance in skeletal muscle is a feature associated with exposure to an excess of saturated fatty acids such as palmitate. Oleic acid has been shown to blunt palmitate-induced insulin resistance in muscle cells. However, there is no literature available regarding the effect of oleic acid on palmitate-induced insulin resistance in intact muscle.(More)
صخلملا Aloysia triphylla, known in Jordan as Mellisa, is a plant that belongs to the Verbenaceae. This plant has been used in herbal medicine as sedative agent and helps to counter depression. Phytochemical analysis of the ground aerial parts of Aloysia triphylla resulted in the isolation of two known compounds: artemitin and hesperidin. The two compounds(More)
The goal of the present study was to relate the degree of cortical cholinergic deafferentation induced by middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion to changes in the sensitivity of frontal cortical neurons to iontophoretic administration of acetylcholine (ACh) and to changes in cognitive performance in the Morris water maze in rats. In Wistar rats, MCA(More)
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