Evaluation of Serum Calcium and Inorganic Phosphate Levels in Pregnant and Lactating Women in Enugu Metropolis

The importance of calcium and inorganic phosphate in pregnancy cannot be overemphasized. Their adequacy or otherwise amongst pregnant and lactating women in Enugu metropolis receiving their routine antenatal supplements was the focus o…

  J.E Ikekpeazu, M.D Ibegbu, H.A Ugwoke

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Evaluation of Garlic Bulb (Allium sativum L.)

Allium sativum L. bulb has been shown to be nutritionally and medicinally useful. Consequently, the phytochemical constituents and ethnobotanical properties of the bulb were investigated in five localities in Nigeria where many people …

  G.I Ameh, A.O Nwammoh

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Phytochemical Constituents of Some Nigerian Plants

Assessment of the distribution of alkaloids, saponins, tannins, glycosides, phenols, steroids and flavonoids in ten Nigerian plants belonging to different families was carried out. All the plants investigated contained flavonoids but l…

  G.I Ameh, C.S Eze

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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The Effect of Fruit Age on the Apparent Kinematic Viscosity (AKV) and Crude Dietary Fibre Content of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L) Moench) and Abelmoschus caillei (A.Chev) Stevels Cultivars

Evaluation of the responses of the apparent kinematic viscosities (akv) of the slurry of six early and three late okra cultivars, to changes in fruit age, was carried out as part of an ongoing research programme aimed at the improvemen…

  O.S Udengwu

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Heavy Metal uptake Potentials of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Micrococcus luteus

Uptake of heavy metals, silver and cadmium by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (a Gram negative bacterium) and Micrococcus luteus (a Gram positive bacterium) was investigated in Cadmium and Silver stock solution using ion selective electrodes. S…

  G.E Arikpo, M.E Eja, K.H Enyi-Idoh, S.E Etim, E.M Ikpeme

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Study on the Solubilization of Sparfloxacin by Aqueous Cosolvent and Micellar Solutions

The effect of ethanol, glycerol, propylene glycol, polysorbate-80 and sodium lauryl sulfate on the aqueous solubility of sparfloxacin was studied. It was found that all these substances increase the aqueous solubility of the drug. Of t…

  C.J Mbah, C.M Eneasato

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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The In Vitro Permeability Study of Valsartan through Excised Rat Skin

The in vitro permeability of valsartan through excised rat skin was investigated using Franz-type diffusion cells. The permeation was assessed by studying the effect of water, polysorbate-80 and eucalyptus oil on the permeability flux …

  C.J Mbah, C.O Nnadi

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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The Effect of Hypochlorite Oxidation and Acetylation on Some of the Physicochemical Properties of Icacina Trichantha Starch

The study evaluated the effect of hypochlorite oxidation and acetylation on some physicochemical properties of Icacina trichantha starch. The native and modified (oxidized and acetylated) starches were studied with respect to Infrared …

  I.U Agbo, G.E Odo

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Evaluation of the Effect of Acetylation and Oxidation on Some Functional Properties of Starch Isolated from Dioscorea dumetorum (Wild)

The starch extracted from the wild species of Dioscorea dumetorum were characterized for ash and moisture content, crude fibre, protein and fat. The modified starches were prepared by pre-treatment of the native starch with alkaline an…

  U.I Agbo, G.E Odo

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Effects of the Insecticide, Lambda-cyhalothrin on the Growth, Productivity and Foliage Anatomical Characteristics of Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp

The effects of the pyrethroid insecticide, Lambda-cyhalothrin on the vegetative, reproductive and foliage anatomical characteristics of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) were investigated. Seedlings of V. unguiculata were sprayed with 1 ml L-…

  A.O Nwadinigwe

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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