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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 197--199

Anticataleptic and antiepileptic activity of ethanolic extract of leaves of Mucuna pruriens: A study on role of dopaminergic system in epilepsy in albino rats

D Champatisingh1, PK Sahu2, A Pal2, GS Nanda1 
1 Department of Pharmacology, University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bhubaneswar-751 004, Orissa, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar-751 003, Orissa, India

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P K Sahu
Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar-751 003, Orissa
India

Objective : To assess the anticataleptic and antiepileptic activity of leaves of Mucuna pruriens in albino rats. Materials and Methods : Haloperidol-induced catalepsy (HIC), maximum electro-shock (MES) method, pilocarpine-induced Status epilepticus (PISE) and single-dose effect of M. pruriens were employed. Results : M. pruriens (100 mg/kg) had significant anticataleptic and antiepileptic activity in HIC, MES, and PISE. Conclusions : M. pruriens extract has the potential to be an anticataleptic and antiepileptic drug. Dopamine and 5-HT may have a role in such activity.


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Champatisingh D, Sahu P K, Pal A, Nanda G S. Anticataleptic and antiepileptic activity of ethanolic extract of leaves of Mucuna pruriens: A study on role of dopaminergic system in epilepsy in albino rats.Indian J Pharmacol 2011;43:197-199


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Champatisingh D, Sahu P K, Pal A, Nanda G S. Anticataleptic and antiepileptic activity of ethanolic extract of leaves of Mucuna pruriens: A study on role of dopaminergic system in epilepsy in albino rats. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 May 16 ];43:197-199
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