Effects of isosaline extracts of tetrapleura tetrapetra and olax subscorpioides on certain biochemical parameters of albino rats.

Abstract

The effects of isosaline extracts of Tetrapleura tetrapetra and Olax subscorpioides were investigated in albino rats. The treatment of rats with these extracts resulted in an increase in the activities of serum alanine aminotransferase, liver aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, acid phosphatase and alkaline phosphatase. The extract of Tetrapleura tetrapetra caused a significant increase in blood glucose and liver glycogen levels while the extract of Olax subscorpioides caused a slight reduction but not statistically significant in the levels of blood glucose and liver glycogen. Both extracts exhibited a significant reduction of protein in the livers of treated rats.

DOI: 10.1076/1388-0209(200007)3831-SFT187

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@article{Olagunju2000EffectsOI, title={Effects of isosaline extracts of tetrapleura tetrapetra and olax subscorpioides on certain biochemical parameters of albino rats.}, author={Joseph Abayomi Olagunju and O O Oyedapo and B A Onasanya and Olayinka Osoba and Olufunmilola Adebanjo and O Eweje and Adetola Shodeinde}, journal={Pharmaceutical biology}, year={2000}, volume={38 3}, pages={187-91} }