Obem O. Okwari

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Chronic ingestion of thermoxidized palm oil causes functional derangement of various tissues. This study was therefore carried out to determine the effect of chronic ingestion of thermoxidized and fresh palm oil diets on intestinal fluid and glucose absorption in rats using the everted sac technique. Thirty Wistar rats were divided into three groups of 10(More)
The effect of chronic exposure to dust from local woods such as ebony, achi, and iroko on lung function of timber market workers in Calabar - Nigeria, was studied. Forced vital capacity (FVC), Forced Expiratory Volume in one second, (FEV1), Forced Expiratory Volume as a percentage of forced vital capacity (FEV1 %), and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) were(More)
This study was carried out to evaluate the effect of honey intake on bile secretion, bile electrolytes, bilirubin and cholesterol levels including plasma cholesterol in albino rats. 20 male albino rats (200-210 g) were used in the study. The rats were assigned randomly into 2 groups (control and honey-fed groups), each group containing 10 rats. The control(More)
This study was aimed at finding the effect of palm oil diets on the small intestinal motor activity and transit in rats. Adult albino Wistar rats were divided into three groups of ten rats each. The first group was fed on rat chow containing 15% (wt/wt) of fresh palm oil diets for fifteen weeks. The second was fed on rat chow containing 15% (wt/wt)(More)
The effects of an aqueous extract of the leaves of Dombeya buettneri on gastric acid secretion and ethanol-induced gastric mucosal damage were studied in rats. Gastric acid secretion was measured by continuous perfusion in urethane-anaesthetised rats. Intragastric perfusion with the extract caused significant reduction in basal and histamine-stimulated(More)
The fruit of Xylopia aethiopica was screened for the presence of phytoconstituents, minerals and vitamin content using standard methods. Food intake, water intake and weight changes were also studied. Albino Wistar rats were divided into three groups of ten rats each namely: control, low and high dose Xylopia aethiopica-treated groups. The low and high dose(More)
Intestinal fluid and glucose absorption was studied in jejunal and ileal segments in Xylopia aethiopica fed rats using inverted sac technique. Thirty male Wistar rats were assigned into three groups of 10 rats each; control, 100mg/kg and 200mg/kg Xylopia aethiopica treated groups. The control group received normal rat chow and water while the low dose and(More)
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