CARDIOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITIES OF N-HEXANE EXTRACT OF DESMODIUM VELUTINUM STEM ON ALBINO WISTAR RAT (Biochemistry Project Topics)
Rats in group four were also administered orally 0.5ml of the liquid drug extract of Desmodium Velutinum stem once a day for 3 days. During these three (3) days, the rats were given grower’s mash and water. After the feeding period, the rate fed with the cow’s brain showed a significant increases in the activities of marker enzymes such as creatine kinase (CK), creatine kinase MB (CKMB), Aspartate Transaminase (AST), Alanine Transaminase (ALT), and lactate dehydrogenase. This study shows that N-hexane extract of Desmodium Velutinum stem possess cardio protective effect on albino wistar rats than the known drug (vasoprin) if only one can increase the dosage of the extract for a period of time.