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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 174-175

Anticonvulsant action of petroleum ether fraction of Cardiospermum halicacabum against electroshock induced convulsion in rats

1 Adhiparasakthi College of Pharmacy, Melmaruvathur-603 319, India
2 Department of Industrial Miscrobiology, A.V.M Pushpam College, Poondi-613 503, India
3 Presidency college, Chennai, India

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Adhiparasakthi College of Pharmacy, Melmaruvathur-603 319
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The protective effect of the petroleum ether fraction of the indigenous drug Cardiospermum halicacabum  against electroshock induced convulsions in rats was studied. Alcoholic extract of the petroleum ether fraction of Cardiospermum halicacabum  in the dose of 350 mg/kg body weight was effectively reduced the extensor an flexor component of tonic convulsions in electroshock induced convulsions in rats. The difference was statistically significant (p<0.05) with respect to control.

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