Effect of ethanol extract of Rivea hypocrateriformis on the estrous cycle of the rat.

@article{Shivalingappa2002EffectOE,
  title={Effect of ethanol extract of Rivea hypocrateriformis on the estrous cycle of the rat.},
  author={H Shivalingappa and Nayak D. Satyanarayan and Muralidhar G Purohit and A. Sharanabasappa and Saraswati B. Patil},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2002},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={11-7}
}
The ethanol extract of Rivea hypocrateriformis was administered orally at the dose levels of 200 and 400 mg/kg body weight to adult albino rats and resulted in an irregular estrous cycle with shortened estrus and metestrus, and with lengthened proestrus in non-dose dependent manner. Significant decreases in number of graffian follicles and corpora lutea and significant increases in number of atretic follicles in treated rats during experimental period indicated the antiovulatory effect of the… CONTINUE READING

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