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IntroductionPrevious study showed that aroma has direct and indirect psychological effects and the sense of smell stimulates our memory, feeling of creativity as well as emotions. Peppermint enhances memory and increases alertness in terms of mood while lavender has calming and sedating properties which decreases memory and attention based tasks. The aim of our study is to determine the effect of peppermint and lavender scents on the memory and attention of participants. MethodsA randomized cont...
Mei-Chih Tsai1
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Te-Chun Hsia1
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+ 2 AuthorsYu-ya Lin1
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A total of 4 cases with complications following filler rhinoplasty referred to plastic surgery with hospital out-patient division. They were between 20 to 40 years old and only one man involved. They felt extremely painful during injection. Initially the skin lesion was blanching, discoloration, hyperemia and bruising. They were treated with oral antibiotic, non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) at 2.0-2.5 ATA (absolute atmosphere), 80 -120 minutes for 2...
F. W. Muli2
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(Kenya Medical Research Institute),
Festus Tolo9
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(Kenya Medical Research Institute)
+ 8 AuthorsK. Hashimoto2
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1 Kenya Medical Research Institute, P. O. Box 54840-00200, Nairobi, Kenya. 2 Kenyatta University, P. O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya. 3 Jomo Kenyatta University, P. O. Box 62000-00200, Nairobi, Kenya. 4 The East African Herbarium, National Museums of Kenya, P. O. Box 40658-00100, Nairobi, Kenya. 5 Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (ITROMID), P. O. Box 62000-00200, Nairobi, Kenya. 6 Tokushima Bunri University, Tokushima, Japan.
Chanchal K Roy , Amit Kumar Das3
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The study was designed to evaluate the hepatoprotective activity of some quercetin derivatives 6-Bromoquercetin (Comp 1), 6,8-Dibromoquercetin (Comp 2), 2',5',6,8-Tetrabromoquercetin (Comp 3) and ,5',6,6',8-Pentabromoquercetin (Comp 4) in acute experimental liver injury induced by carbon tetrachloride and paracetamol. The effects observed were compared with a known hepatoprotective agent, silymarin. Four quercetin derivative was prepared by bromination, 6-Bromoquercetin (Comp 1), 6,8Dibromoquerc...
C.I Nosiri1
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Alewu B1
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Gambo Abba1
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The antiemetic effect of ethanol extract of the seed and seed skin of Garcinia kola in young chicks was investigated. Preparation of the seed of Garcinia kola is used in African traditional medicine in treatment of cough and emesis.Standard methods were used for the phytochemical screening of the extracts. Copper sulphate (50 mg/kg) was used to induce emesis in chicks divided into six groups of five chicks each. Different doses of the extracts were tested for their antiemetic properties. These w...
I.Chidi Nosiri1
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I Abdu-Aguye1
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+ 1 AuthorsE Abdurahaman1
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The diuretic effect of the ethanol extract of the leaves of Irvingia gabonensis was assessed in adult wistar rats. Five groups of five adult wistar rats each were used for the study. Ethanol extract of Irvingia gabonensis was administered orally to the first and second groups of rats at doses of 50 and 100mg/kg respectively. The third and fourth groups were given Frusemide (5mg/kg) and Acetazolamide (5mg/kg) while the last group was used as positive control in the study. The parameters used to e...
John N. Idenyi2
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Oswald C. Edeogu1
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+ 3 AuthorsN. Nwachukwu2
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The antioxidant effects of diet formulated from five leafy vegetables: Vitex doniana (Uchakiri), Ceiba pentandra (Akpuota), Ficus ottoniifolia (Ogbu), Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides (Uko) and Sesamum alatum (Oboroto), commonly available and extensively consumed in the rural areas of Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, were studied using albino rats. A total of 84 rats (mean weight = 133.22 ± 0.33k g) assigned into seven groups of 12 rats per group were investigated. While group I was normal, groups II...
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