EFFECT OF RHAPTOPETALUM CORIACEUM EXTRACT ON WATER AND ELECTROLYTE EXCRETION IN NORMOTENSIVE RATS

  • OP Ojagbonna Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.
  • C Onwuchekwa Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.
Keywords: Rhaptopetalum coriaceum, Scyptopatelaecea, natriuresis, diuresis, rats

Abstract

Ethanolic extract of Rhaptopetalum coriaceum induced a dose dependent natriuresis and diruesis in normotensive rats suggesting a possible diuretic activity.

Key Words:Rhaptopetalum coriaceum, Scyptopatelaecea, natriuresis, diuresis, rats.

Nig. J. Nat Prod. And Med. Vol.5 2001: 52-53
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