Is the body fat of the lizard Tupinambis merianae effective against bacterial infections?

@article{Ferreira2009IsTB,
  title={Is the body fat of the lizard Tupinambis merianae effective against bacterial infections?},
  author={Felipe Silva Ferreira and Samuel Vieira Brito and J G M Costa and R{\^o}mulo Romeu N{\'o}brega Alves and Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho and Walt{\'e}cio de Oliveira Almeida},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={126 2},
  pages={
          233-7
        }
}
AIM OF THE STUDY Tupinambis merianae is one of the animals that is most frequently used for medicinal purposes in Brazil as its body fat has many therapeutic indications in local folk medicine. This work presents the chemical compositions of the body fat of Tupinambis merianae and evaluates the antibacterial activity of the body fat as well as the ecological implications of its use in traditional medicine. MATERIALS AND METHODS Oil (OTM) was extracted from body fat located in the ventral… CONTINUE READING
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