Fetal toxicity of Solanum lycocarpum (Solanaceae) in rats.

  title={Fetal toxicity of Solanum lycocarpum (Solanaceae) in rats.},
  author={Cl{\'a}udia Veiga Chang and Andre C Felicio and Jo{\~a}o Evangelista de Paula Reis and Martha de Oliveira Guerra and Vera Maria Peters},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={81 2},
Lobeira (Solanum lycocarpum) is a Brazilian plant used as a hypoglycemic agent. In this study, the toxic effects of lobeira were evaluated during the fetogenesis period. Twenty pregnant Wistar rats were randomly allocated into two groups: control and treated, which received, via oral gavage, 0.5 ml of distilled water or 100 mg of the lobeira powder/kg of body weight, respectively, during days 17-20 of pregnancy. Maternal toxicity was evaluated by body weight, food intake, piloerection… CONTINUE READING


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