Evaluating extracts of spondias mombin for antimicrobial activitie E Umeh, J Igoli, E Agada, S Usman

The plant Spondias mombin Linn. also called yellow mombin in English, Igongo/Ichankla in Idoma, and Uchakuru in Igbo, is common in the forest and savanna regions of Nigeria. It is used in several countries of the world to treat various…

  E Umeh, J Igoli, E Agada, S Usman

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Simple picrate method for the determination of cyanide in cassava flour

A simple picrate method was used to quantify the cyanide contents of food samples. The cyanide in the food samples reacted with hot 20% HCl solution to produce hydrogen cyanide vapour which reacted with alkaline picrate test strips to …

  O Nwokoro, J.C Ogbonna, G.N Okpala

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Changes in alt, ast and alp values of plasma and serum samples stored at refrigerator (4 0c) and room temperature (32 0c) for up to five days

This study investigated the time-related changes in the alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) values of serum and plasma samples stored at refrigerator (2 - 8oC, average of 40C)…

  O.K Nwosu, G.S Aloh, J.L Ihedioha

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Analysis of Different Brands of Fruit Juice with Emphasis on their Sugar and Trace Metal Conten

Ten brands of commercial fruit juice were analysed for pH, specific gravity, total solids, reducing sugar, total sugar, and metal contents. The sugar content was determined using the Lane and Eynon method, sodium and potassium were det…

  t COB Okoye, CN Ibeto

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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chromatographic separation of some antiemetics on silica gel-surfactant impregnated thin-layer plates

A thin layer chromatographic (TLC) separation of five antiemetic agents on silica gel-surfactant impregnated plates using a mixture of ethanol-water-acetic acid (40:50:10) as developing system was studied. The visualization of the spot…

  C.J Mbah, S.U Uzodinma

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Bioremediation of petroleum products impacted freshwater using locally available algae

Bioremediation seeks to degrade or decompose toxic pollutants in the environment into less harmful ones using organisms. This is achieved when the organisms metabolize the pollutants for cellular growth. Algae grow naturally in puddles…

  NO Nweze, C Aniebonam

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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Levels of essential and toxic metals in milk and baked products

Seven essential metals (Ca, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni, Se and Zn) and two toxic ones Cd and Pb) were determined in milk and some baked products (bread, meat pie and sausages) by atomic absorption spectrophotometry using air-acetylene flame. The m…

  COB Okoye, CU Ulasi

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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Low dose oral administration of monosodium glutamate in male albino rats may be nephroprotective

The speculation that low dose intake of monosodium glutamate over time may be toxic warranted the present study. The aim was to investigate the effect of the administration of monosodium glutamate at a low concentration on the function…

  ACC Egbuonu, O Obidoa, CA Ezeokonkwo, LU Ezeanyika, PM Ejikeme

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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Preformulation compatibility screening of dika fat-drug mixtures using differential scanning calorimetry

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was used as screening technique for assessing compatibility between dika fat and drug substances. Dika fat was found to be compatible with aspirin, ascorbic acid, paracetamol, sulphanilamide, phe…

  JO Onyechi

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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In-vitro evaluation of bioadhesive and release properties of thiamine hydrochloride formulation from Gelatin, Gellan as their admixtures

This study was aimed at determining the effect of gelatin on the bioadhesive strength and release properties of gelatin gum. Bioadhesive strength determination was carried out using tensiometric methods. Thiamine tablets was prepared b…

  MA Momoh, MU Adikwu, UE Nwachi, AA Attama, T Gugu

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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