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Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences
Physiological Society of Nigeria
ISSN: 0794-859X
Vol. 25, No. 2, 2010, pp. 103-106
Bioline Code: np10018
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2010, pp. 103-106

 en Effects of bioactive principles from stem bark extract of Quassia amara check for this species in other resources , Quassin and 2-methoxycanthine-6-one, on haematological parameters in albino rats
Raji, Yinusa


The effect of Quassia amara check for this species in other resources extract and two isolated compounds from the extract, quassin and 2-methoxycathine-6-one on haematological parameters was studied in rats. All doses of the extract and those of the quassin significantly increased (p <0.05) red blood cell count, packed cell volume and haemoglobin concentration. However, there was no significant increase (P>0.05) in the total white blood cell count. There was also no significant change (P>0.05) in all parameters studied with 2-methoxycanthine-6-one. The results suggest that quassia extract possesses antianaemic property.

Anaemia, Quassinoid, Quassin, 2-methoxycanthine-6-one, Rats

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