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- Ohiri, F.C., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Pharmaceutical biology 2003 v.41 no.3 pp. 184-187
- Loranthaceae; Viscum album; acute toxicity; blood glucose; body weight; dose response; fasting; glucose; glycemic effect; insulin secretion; leaf extracts; lethal dose 50; mice; rabbits; rats; tolbutamide; toxicity testing
- ... The aqueous leaf extract of Viscum album Stapf (Loranthaceae) given i.p. produced a dose-dependent fall in blood sugar. Doses of 200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg body weight produced significant (p < 0.05) lowering of blood sugar in fasted normal white albino rats and alloxanized rabbits respectively. The fasting blood sugar, measured in milligram per 100ml (mg%), in normoglycemic rats was reduced by 30 ...