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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 12, No. 2, 2009, pp. 135-139
Bioline Code: md09024
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2009, pp. 135-139

 en Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Nociceptive Effects of Ethanolic Extract of Mammea Africana check for this species in other resources Stembark In Rodents
Okokon, J. E.; Umoh, E.E, & Umoh, U.

Abstract

The ethanolic stembark extract of M. africana check for this species in other resources (30-90 mg/kg) was investigated for pharmacological properties against egg white albumin - induced inflammation, Chemical as well as thermal- induced pain as well as yeast induced pyresis in rats. The extract demonstrated a dose – dependent anti- inflammatory , antinociceptive and antipyretic activities. These activities were comparable to that of ASA (100mg/kg). The stembark extract possess anti inflammatory , analgesic and antipyretic properties, which can be exploited in health care.

Keywords
M. africana, anti inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic.

 
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