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Table 3 The actions of methanol bark extract of Hymenocardia acida on gastric transit time in mice

From: Antidiarrhoeal potentials of methanol bark extract of Hymenocardia Acida Tul (Euphorbiaceae) in laboratory animals

Treatments (mg/kg) Length of intestine (cm) Movement of charcoal (cm) Peristaltic index (%) Percentage inhibition (%)
DW 10 ml/kg 46.38 ± 1.18 41.33 ± 1.08 89.11  
HA (150) 45.83 ± 1.08 38.50 ± 0.56 84.00 06.85
HA (300) 50.93 ± 1.60 38.25 ± 2.42 75.10 07.45
HA (600) 45.17 ± 1.86 27.58 ± 3.09* 58.46 33.27
ATR (3) 44.87 ± 2.30 27.91 ± 2.78* 62.22 32.47
  1. The values are represented as mean ± SEM; *p < 0.05, compared to the distilled water group (One-way ANOVA followed by Dunnett's post hoc test), DW = distilled water, MEHA = methanol stem bark extract of H. acida, ATR = atropine sulphate, p.o = per oral, n = 6