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Diuretic activity of Phyllanthus niruri (Linn.) in rats

*, A. L. Udupa and *, Sanjeeva and Benegal, Adarsh and *, Vinay Prusty and kodancha, Prabhath and * , M. C. Satish Kumar and Bhat, Vinutha and * , U. P. Rathnakar (2010) Diuretic activity of Phyllanthus niruri (Linn.) in rats. Health, 2 (5). pp. 511-512.

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Abstract

Aqueous extract of Phyllanthus niruri (200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg. p.o. single dose) was tested for its diuretic activity and compared with the stan- dard drug hydrochlorothiazide (10 mg/ kg p.o.; single dose). Significant increase in the volume of urine and excretion of sodium, potassium and chloride was recorded when aqueous ex-tract of Phyllanthus niruri was administered to hydrated albino rats.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phyllanthus niruri; Diuretic action
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 11:08
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2011 06:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1503

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