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Table 2 Normal gastrointestinal transit in mice treated with the 80 % methanol extract of A. remota

From: Antidiarrheal activity of 80 % methanol extract of the aerial part of Ajuga remota Benth (Lamiaceae) in mice

Group (mg/kg) Mean of the total length of intestine (cm) Mean of distance traveled by charcoal meal (cm) Peristaltic index (PI) (%) Inhibition
Control 57.77 ± 1.09 40.74 ± 1.25 70.51 0.0
Atropine 3 55.96 ± 1.28 18.33 ± 0.56 a***e* 32.76 55.0
MEAR 200 55.71 ± 1.11 37.56 ± 1.51b***c***d***e*** 67.43 7.7
MEAR 400 53.58 ± 0.93 26.28 ± 2.15a***b* 49.05 35.5
MEAR 600 54.47 ± 1.17 20.70 ± 1.18a*** 38.00 49.2
MEAR 800 55.30 ± 1.21 14.69 ± 0.55a***e*** 26.58 63.9
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.(n = 6 mice) aagainst control, bagainst standard, cagainst 800 MEAR, dagainst 600 MEAR, eagainst 400 MEAR; * P < 0.05, ** p < 0.001, *** p < 0.001. 200, 400, 600 and 800 mg/kg represent doses of MEAR; Control: control group taking 10 ml/kg 2 % tween 80, Atropine : Atropine sulphate 3 mg/kg