Assessment of the Anabolic Effect of Androgens of the Edible Portion of the Shoot of Giginya Plant (<i>Borassus aethiopum</i> mart)

Authors

  • J. A. Akinniyia Department of Chemistry
  • M. Waziri Department of Chemistry
  • H. S. Usman Department of Veterinary Pathology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v2i2.4173

Keywords:

Borassus aethiopum, Growth trial, Lapine species, Fluoxymesterone.

Abstract

  The young shoot of the germinating fruit of Borassus aethiopum mart locally called Muruchi was evaluated for anabolic effects using spectrophotometric techniques and administration of the Muruchi extract to experimental animals. The growth rate, blood amino acid nitrogen and blood urea nitrogen levels were monitored twenty four hourly during the growth trial period of twenty eight days conducted on growing rabbits (lapine species). Results of the study revealed strong comparison of the extract with a standard anabolic androgen (fluoxymesterone), indicating the anabolic effects of androgens of Muruchi.

 

Keywords: Borassus aethiopum; Growth trial; Lapine species; Fluoxymesterone.

 

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DOI: 10.3329/jsr.v2i2.4173                J. Sci. Res. 2 (2), 362-368 (2010)

 

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Author Biographies

J. A. Akinniyia, Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry

M. Waziri, Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

Seniour Lecturer

H. S. Usman, Department of Veterinary Pathology

Professor

Department of Veterinary Pathology

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Published

2010-04-27

How to Cite

Akinniyia, J. A., Waziri, M., & Usman, H. S. (2010). Assessment of the Anabolic Effect of Androgens of the Edible Portion of the Shoot of Giginya Plant (<i>Borassus aethiopum</i> mart). Journal of Scientific Research, 2(2), 362–368. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v2i2.4173

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Section B: Chemical and Biological Sciences