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Mental and growth retardation following prenatal exposure to oral bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) extract in developing Wistar rats.

@article{Gbolahan2015MentalAG,
  title={Mental and growth retardation following prenatal exposure to oral bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) extract in developing Wistar rats.},
  author={B. Gbolahan and Gbadeyan Temitope Ruth and Ishola Azeez Olakunle and Atoyebi Aminat Temitayo and C. Emmanuel and E. B. Ufuoma},
  journal={Journal of the Dow University of Health Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={9},
  pages={43-47}
}
Objective: The teratogenic influence of maternal exposure to bitter leaf on the morphology of foetal nervoussystem was studied. Methodology: In this study, we used twenty five pristine female Wistar rats of an average weight of 215g.The rats were distributed into 5 groups with each having 5 rats. A separate cage was used to keep each group.Overnight, the females were kept with sexually active male of the same species. The following morning,Vagina smears was done on the female to confirm coitus… Expand
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