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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34--37

Protective effect of a polyherbal drug, ambrex in ethanol- induced gastric mucosal lesions in experimental rats

S Narayan, RS Devi, M Jainu, KE Sabitha, CS Shyamala Devi 
 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai - 600025, India

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Objective: To investigate the protective effect of ambrex in ethanol-induced gastric mucosal lesions in rats. Material and Methods: Ethanol-induced gastric mucosal lesions in male Wistar rats were used to evaluate gastric ulcer protective effect of ambrex (40 mg/kg/day p.o. for 15 days). The response to ambrex was assessed from ulcer index, cell proliferation, histopathological changes and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity. Results: Ambrex pretreatment showed protection against ethanol-induced gastric mucosal damage, a significant reduction in the ulcer index and ALP activity, and an increase in the DNA content. Conclusion: Ambrex offers protection against ethanol-induced gastric ulcers.


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Narayan S, Devi R S, Jainu M, Sabitha K E, Shyamala Devi C S. Protective effect of a polyherbal drug, ambrex in ethanol- induced gastric mucosal lesions in experimental rats.Indian J Pharmacol 2004;36:34-37


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Narayan S, Devi R S, Jainu M, Sabitha K E, Shyamala Devi C S. Protective effect of a polyherbal drug, ambrex in ethanol- induced gastric mucosal lesions in experimental rats. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2004 [cited 2021 Sep 25 ];36:34-37
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