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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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The guinea pig as an animal model for α-mannosidosis.

This study aims to evaluate the possible toxic effects promoted by Ipomoea carnea dry leaves in laboratory guinea pigs and propose a new experimental model for the reproduction of α-mannosidosis. Six male, 4-week-old, Hartley guinea pigs were fed with commercial pellet material mixed with I. carnea ...

Author(s)
Cholich, L. A.; Gimeno, E. J.; Teibler, P. G.; Jorge, N.; Acosta, O. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Secondary toxicity from the ingestion of meat, offal, or milk from animals consuming corynetoxins is unlikely.

This chapter presents a study investigating whether meat, offal or milk from cattle consuming corynetoxins (CT) present a risk of causing secondary toxicity. In this study, clinical annual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT) was produced in cattle by feeding them toxic ryegrass (Lolium rigidum), and then...

Author(s)
Allen, J. G.; Mullan, B. P.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Zearalenone: an estrogenic mycotoxin with immunotoxic effects.

This chapter presents a study aiming to verify if zearalenone (ZEA), like oestrogen, can induce alterations in some immune parameters in female ovariectomized Wistar rats. Results revealed that female rats treated with ZEA for 28 days showed a decreased food intake and a significantly lower body...

Author(s)
Hueza, I. M.; Tanabe, V. K.; Benassi, J. C.; Raspantini, L. E. R.; Górniak, S. L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evaluation of the cytotoxic and spasmolytic activities of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Solanum asperum</i> Rich. (Solanaceae).

Studies were conducted to determine the haemolytic activity of the methanol extract obtained from roots of Solanum asperum (SAr-MeOH) on rat erythrocytes and its spasmolytic activity on guineapig trachea and ileum. Blood samples were collected from rats through cardiac puncture to obtain...

Author(s)
Lima, L. O.; Silva, A. D. S.; Silva, P. C. B.; 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 Toxic effects of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Baccharis trimera</i> on pregnant rats and their conceptuses.

Studies were conducted to evaluate the effects of the hydroethanolic extract of Baccharis trimera (HEBT) in pregnant rats when administered during the period of organogenesis and the entire pregnancy and the occurrence of malformations and/or variations in their litters. A total of 35 nulliparous...

Author(s)
Grance, S. R. M.; Teixeira, M. A.; Oliveira, R. J.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Toxicity in mice of the total alkaloid fraction of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Chondrodendron platyphyllum</i>.

Studies were conducted to evaluate the toxicity of the total alkaloid fraction of Chondrodendron platyphyllum in mice and its possible effects on the central nervous system (CNS). Adult male albino Swiss mice were administered with the stem bark extract of C. platyphyllum and the animals were...

Author(s)
Montenegro, F. C.; Sena, M. C. P.; Filho, J. M. B.; Araújo, D. A. M.; Almeida, R. N.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evaluation of hemolytic and spasmolytic activities of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Sargassum polyceratium</i> Montagne (Sargassaceae).

Studies were conducted to determine the cytotoxic potential of the crude ethanolic extract from Sargassum polyceratium (Sarg-EtOH) in rat erythrocytes and investigate its spasmolytic activity on guineapig ileum. For the determination of the effect of the Sarg-EtOH extract on rat erythrocytes, blood ...

Author(s)
Correia, A. C. C.; Macêdo, C. L.; Monteiro, F. S.; Souza, F. H. T.; Pessôa, H. L. F.; Miranda, G. E. C. de; Dias, C. S.; Barbosa Filho, J. M.; Cavalcante, F. A.; Silva, B. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Investigation of hemolytic and spasmolytic activities of the total alkaloid fraction from root bark of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Solanum paludosum</i> Moric. (Solanaceae).

Studies were conducted to determine the cytotoxicity of the total alkaloid fraction from root bark of Solanum paludosum (TAF-SP) on rat erythrocytes and investigate its possible spasmolytic effect on rat uterus and guineapig trachea. To determine the effect of the TAF-SP on rat erythrocytes, an...

Author(s)
Correia, A. C. C.; Monteiro, F. de S.; Macêdo, C. L.; Basílio, I. J. L. D.; Pessôa, H. L. F.; Agra, M. F.; Bhattacharyya, J.; Cavalcante, F. A.; Silva, B. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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