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Co-infection and morphometrics of three clinostomatids (Digenea: Clinostomatidae) in Tilapia guinensis Bleeker, 1862 from Opi lake, Nigeria

Co-infection and morphometrics of helminth parasites of Tilapia guinensis in Opi Lake (GPS N06.75275*, E007.49104*), were studied from (Nov 2007– Oct 2008) using multiple fishing gear techniques; cast nets, hook and line, and seine net…

  PC Echi, FC Okafor, JE Eyo

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The effect of cosolvents and surfactants on the aqueous solubility of Irbesartan

It was considered an interest to enhance the aqueous solubility of irbesartan. To accomplish this objective, the solubilization of irbesartan by cosolvency and micellization was investigated. It was found that all the cosolvents (ethan…

  CJ Mbah, CM Eneasato

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A study of the potential interaction of valsartan with some electrolytes

The effect of electrolytes (salts) on the partition coefficient of valsartan was studied at room temperature. The investigation was done by partitioning valsartan between 1-octanol and electrolyte solutions of varying concentrations. I…

  CJ Mbah

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Evaluation of anti-diarrhoeal action of a hot-water infusion of ocimum gratissimum, linn

Hot-water infusion of the leaf of Ocimum gratissimum was tested for anti-diarrhoeal action using animal models. Protection of the animals from castor oil-induced diarrhoea and reduction of the number and frequency of faecal output were…

  VC Okore, CI Asogwa, PO Nnamani

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Quantitative difference method for estimation of fertilizer nitrogen balance and uptake by zea mays on an orthic oxisol of North Central Nigeria

The percentic recovery and balance of fertilizer nitrogen can be determined by different methods. In this study, quantitative difference method in recovery of Nitrogen of above-ground dry matter was applied to investigate the uptake of…

  PI Ezeaku

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Dose and duration dependent of aluminium in the serum liver and the brain of male Wistar albino rat

An atomic absorption spectrophotometric analysis on dose and duration dependent aluminum concentration in serum, liver and brain digests of three groups of male Wistar albino rats were investigated after seven and fourteen days of dail…

  PN Ogueche, UE Nwachi, O Obidoa

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Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic activities of the ethanol extract of the seeds of buchholzia coriacea in experimental animals

The effects of the ethanol extract from Buchholzia coriacea seed on inflammatory response using fresh egg albumin- induced paw edema in rats were examined. Antinociceptive activity of the extract using writhing test with acetic acid-in…

  OC Enechi, FC Ibeafu, K Ledee, OFC Nwodo

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Effects of antioxidants on drug-induced glutathione instability and lipid peroxidation in erythrocytes of sickle cell patients

Glutathione (GSH) instability leading to its depletion, and enhanced lipid peroxidation, are associated with the pathogenesis, progression and therapy of many diseases / disease conditions – including sickle cell disease. In this study…

  GS Aloh, VEO Ozougwu

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Intestinal Helminth Infection among Primary School Children in Ntezi Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria

A survey of intestinal helminth infections among primary school children in Ntezi, Ishielu LGA of Ebonyi state, Nigeria was undertaken using direct smear and egg floatation techniques. A total of three hundred stool samples were collec…

  OC Ani, NJ Akamnonu

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