Assessment of the Anabolic Effect of Androgens of the Edible Portion of the Shoot of Giginya Plant (<i>Borassus aethiopum</i> mart)
Keywords:Borassus aethiopum, Growth trial, Lapine species, Fluoxymesterone.
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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