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Cover for Poisonous plants affecting the nervous system of horses in Brazil.

This chapter reports poisonous plants affecting the nervous system in horses in Brazil. These incluse Indigofera lespedezioides, Turbina cordata, Sida carpinifolia, Crotalaria retusa, Bambusa vulgaris f. vulgaris, Hypochaeris radicata, Equisetum spp and Senecio spp.

Author(s)
Lima, E. F.; Riet-Correa, B.; Riet-Correa, F.; Medeiros, R. M. T.; Gardner, D. R.; Riet-Correa, G.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rational uses of mesquite (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Prosopis juliflora</i>) and the importance of spontaneous poisoning by the pods in ruminants from Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil.

This chapter reviews some rational uses of mesquite (Prosopis juliflora) and the importance of spontaneous poisoning by the pods of this plant in ruminants in Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil. The epidemiological, clinical and pathological aspects of spontaneous and experimental cases of poisoning...

Author(s)
Câmara, A. C. L.; Afonso, J. A. B.; Riet-Correa, F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Poisoning by <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mascagnia rigida</i> in goats and sheep.

The objective of this chapter is to review recent reports of poisoning by M. rigida in goats and sheep. The epidemiology, clinical signs, pathology, diagnosis, and control and prophylaxis of M. rigida poisoning are discussed.

Author(s)
Galiza, G. J. N.; Vasconcelos, J. S.; Assis, T. S.; Araujo, J. A. S.; Dantas, A. F. M.; Medeiros, R. M. T.; Riet-Correa, F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Geitlerinema unigranulatum</i> (cyanobacteria) extract induces alterations in microcirculation and ischemic injury.

The effects of the toxic methanolic extract (ME) of G. unigranulatum [G. amphibium] (SPC 920) on the microcirculation and muscle fibres of mice were studied using intravital microscopy. For topical administration, ME at 20, 40 or 120 µg diluted in 20 µlitres of sterile saline solution was applied...

Author(s)
Dogo, C. R.; Bruni, F. M.; Sant'Anna, C. L.; Rangel, M.; Lima, C.; Carvalho, L. R. de; Lopes-Ferreira, M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effects of lantadenes on mitochondrial bioenergetics.

The effects of lantadene (LA) isolated from L. camara and its reduced derivative lantadene A (RLA) on mitochondrial bioenergetics (respiration, membrane potential and ATP level) in isolated rat liver mitochondria were studied. At all concentrations (5, 10, 15 and 25 µM), RLA significantly...

Author(s)
Garcia, A. F.; Medeiros, H. C. D.; Pasquali, G. A. M.; Maioli, M. A.; Rocha, B. A.; Costa, F. B. da; Curti, C.; Groppo, M.; Mingatto, F. E.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chemistry of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Dieffenbachia picta</i>.

Studies on the toxicology and chemical composition (including that of the latex) of D. picta [D. seguine] are summarized.

Author(s)
Barbi, N. S.; Lucchetti, L.; Pereira, N. A.; Silva, A. J. R. da
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Hemolytic and spasmolytic assays of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Solanum asterophorum</i> Mart. (Solanaceae).

Studies were conducted to investigate a possible haemolytic effect on rat erythrocytes and spasmolytic activity on rat aorta and guineapig ileum of a methanol extract obtained from roots of Solanum asterophorum (Sast-MeOHR). A sample of blood was collected from fasting Wistar male rats to obtain...

Author(s)
Silva, P. C. B.; Vasconcelos, M. A. de; Lima, L. C. G. C.; Silva, L. O.; Silva, K. M.; Correia, A. C. C.; Macêdo, C. L.; Pessôa, H. L. F.; Silva, T. M. S.; Silva, B. A.; Cavalcante, F. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chemical analysis of toxic principles in preparations of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ruta graveolens</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Petiveria alliacea</i>.

Studies were conducted to determine the chemical composition of preparations from the leaves of Petiveria alliacea and Ruta graveolens and correlate chemical compositions with their toxicological effects. Plants of both species were grown and collected in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fresh leaves of...

Author(s)
Amaral, A. C. F.; Silva, J. R. de A.; Falcão, D. Q.; Ferreirinha, L. G.; Santos, A. R. dos; Araújo, R. B.; Ferreira, J. L. P.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Antimicrobial effect of an extract of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anacardium occidentale</i> Linn against clinical isolates of multidrug-resistant <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Staphylococcus aureus</i>.

Studies were conducted to determine the in vitro antimicrobial activity of the cashew extract against hospital isolates of Staphylococcus aureus. Extracts were obtained from the cashew bark and tested for its antibacterial activity against 20 strains of S. aureus. The results showed the potent...

Author(s)
Lacerda, J. T. J. G. de; Silva, J. G. da; Higino, J. S.; Pereira, J. V.; Pereira, M. S. V.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evaluation of hepatotoxicity induced by <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Piper methysticum</i>.

Studies were conducted to determine the occurrence of liver damage induced by an extract of kava (Piper methysticum) using chronic pre-clinical toxicological tests in rats. Adult male and female Wistar rats were subjected to daily doses of kava extract orally by gavage for 13 weeks. At the end of...

Author(s)
Amorim, M. F.; Trigueiro, M. S.; Diniz, M. F. F. M.; Almeida, R. N. de; Santos, H. B.; Amaral, J. R. do; Batista, L. M.; Branco, M. S. C.; Diniz, J. M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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