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Table 5 Effect of M. micrantha aqueous extract (MAR) on loperamide induced constipation in rat

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

Treatment Dose Weight of faeces (g)
Control 5 mL/kg 0.938 ± 0.45
Sodium picosulfate 5 mg/kg 3.84 ± 0.62**
MAR 100 mg/kg 2.602 ± 0.33
MAR 200 mg/kg 2.806 ± 0.42*
MAR 400 mg/kg 3.507 ± 0.45**
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± S.E.M (n = 5); * p < 0.05 compared to control group; and
  2. **p < 0.01 compared to control group.