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OBJECTIVES The present study was aimed at assessing the hepatoprotective activity of 1:1:1 petroleum ether, diethyl ether, and methanol (PDM) extract of Scoparia dulcis L. against carbon tetrachloride-induced acute liver injury in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS The PDM extract (50, 200, and 800 mg/kg, p.o.) and standard, silymarin (100 mg/kg, p.o) were(More)
The masticatory-parotid salivary reflex has been studied in fully dentate subjects. Salivary flow was recorded by siting a modified Lashley cup over the orifice of the parotid duct on one side of the mouth. Subjects chewed on small pieces of silicone rubber for 1-min periods which resulted in a reflex secretion of parotid saliva. The secretion was greatest(More)
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