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Table 3 Effect of C. ignea aerial parts extract on pH, volume and pepsin activity of gastric juice in various experimental groups

From: Antiulcerogenic effect of Cuphea ignea extract against ethanol-induced gastric ulcer in rats

GroupsGastric pHGastric Volume (mL)Pepsin activity (U/mL)
Control7.11 ± 1.990.12 ± 0.022997.20 ± 213.84
EtOH4.68 ± 0.58a2.63 ± 0.63a1016.33 ± 218.03a
Ranitidine + EtOH6.12 ± 1.86ab1.58 ± 0.39ab1382.33 ± 235.42ab
C. ignea 2506.75 ± 0.97b0.20 ± 0.14b2928.83 ± 293.80b
C. ignea 250 + EtOH5.51 ± 1.93ab1.61 ± 0.34ab1212.00 ± 369.84a
C. ignea 5006.87 ± 0.83b0.15 ± 0.04b3148.75 ± 452.45b
C. ignea 500 + EtOH6.08 ± 1.73ab1.91 ± 0.61ab1647.76 ± 311.09ab
  1. Data are represented by means ± SD for six rats in each group. Statistically significant difference is expressed at p<0.05. a significantly different from normal control group, b significantly different from ethanol group