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Table 2 Effects of the aqueous extract of V. heterophylla on urine output index and electrolytic excretion index in 24 h of urine collection

From: Diuretic and antioxidant activities of the aqueous extract of leaves of Vepris heterophylla (Engl.) R. Let (Rutaceae) in rats

Drugs (mg/kg) Diuretic index Na+ index Cl index K+ index n
Control 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 5
Extract 150 1.22 2.56 2.78 1.91 5
200 1.37 4.86 5.63 2.60 5
250 1.72 7.21 8.31 2.26 5
Furosémide (5 mg/kg) 1.91 5.22 5.21 1.73 5
Amiloride H. (10 mg/kg) 1.13 4.39 4.05 1.26 5
  1. n number of animals used in each group
  2. diuretic index: urine volume of test group/urine volume of control group
  3. Na+ index, sodium excretion in test group/sodium excretion in control group
  4. K index, potassium excretion in test group/potassium excretion in control group