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Table 2 Effects of M. micrantha aqueous extract (MAR) on intestinal water secretion in rats

From: Laxative activities of Mareya micrantha (Benth.) Müll. Arg. (Euphorbiaceae) leaf aqueous extract in rats

Treatment Dose Volume of intestinal fluid(mL)
Control 5 mL/kg 0.74 ± 0.15
Castor oil 2 mL/rat 3.06 ± 0.25**
MAR 100 mg/kg 1.54 ± 0.12
MAR 200 mg/kg 1.8 ± 0.70
MAR 400 mg/kg 2.92 ± 0.58**
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± S.E.M (n = 5); ** p < 0.01 compared to control.