| SHORT COMMUNICATION
|Year : 2002 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 38-43
Emerging antibiotic resistant pneumococci in invasive infections in south India: Need for monitoring
1. Aqueous extract of Myrtus communis. leaves shows a negative inotropic effect in isolated guinea pig atria and atropine 10-5M did not block this effect.
2. The total extract caused concentration dependent depressive effect in anaesthetised rabbit which was not attenuated with propranolol 10- 5M, cimetidine l0-4 M and atropine 10-4 M but blocked by theophyline l0-4M
3. These results suggest the Presence of adenosine-like compound in this extract
4. In addition the extract has shown antibacterial and antifungal activity.
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