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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-49

The effect of aqueous extract of Orthosiphon thymiflorus on isolated skeletal muscles


1 Department of pharmacology, Periyar College of pharmaceutical sciences, Tiruchirappalli- 620 021, India
2 Jadavpur University, Calcutta 700 032, India

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Department of pharmacology, Periyar College of pharmaceutical sciences, Tiruchirappalli- 620 021
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Effects of an aqueous extract of Orthosiphon thymiflorus  on acetyl choline induces contraction on isolated frog rectus abdominis muscle were studies. The aqueous extract of Orthosiphon thymiflorus  produced significant inhibitory effect on the dose response curve of acetyl choline. It is concluded that the aqueous extract of Orthosiphon thymiflorus  ma exert an inhibitory effect on the skeletal muscle contraction and may be due to inhibition of the effect of acetylcholine at the receptor site.


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