Abortifacient properties of an extract from Sida veronicaefolia.

  title={Abortifacient properties of an extract from Sida veronicaefolia.},
  author={G D Lutterodt},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={23 1},
A fraction from an alcoholic extract of Sida veronicaefolia, previously reported to be a potent oxytocic, was studied for its abortifacient effects in pregnant rats. Oral doses producing the abortifacient effects were greater than or equal to 32 ml/kg when administered from the 15th-17th day of pregnancy. Similar effects were produced by intravenous doses of greater than or equal to 3 ml/kg. At the minimum effective oral dose of 32 ml/kg, those animals that carried the conceptuses to term (40… CONTINUE READING

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