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Biochemical mechanisms and effects of Mimosa pudica (Linn) on experimental urolithiasis in rats.
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PMID:  2365419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Urolithiasis, following implantation of Zn discs in urinary bladder (foreign body insertion technique), was examined in albino rats of either sex. Marked variation was observed between sex, regarding the formation of bladder stones. Ethylene glycol (1%) mixed in drinking water for 4 weeks, was unable to augment Zn disc-induced stone deposition. Chemical nature of stones was identified as of magnesium ammonium phosphate type. Neither urinary pH nor infection in the urinary bladder/tract affected chemical nature and quantity of stone formed. There was no significant influence of electrolytes or metabolic products on the uroliths. No correlation could be drawn between the quality and quantity of uroliths formed and the urinary electrolytes concentration. M. Pudica was not effective in either preventing stone deposition or dissolving preformed stones.
V Joyamma; S G Rao; H J Hrishikeshavan; A R Aroor; D R Kulkarni
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of experimental biology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0019-5189     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Exp. Biol.     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-13     Completed Date:  1990-08-13     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0233411     Medline TA:  Indian J Exp Biol     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India.
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MeSH Terms
Calcium / urine
Electrolytes / urine
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Plant Extracts / pharmacology
Plants, Medicinal*
Rats, Inbred Strains
Urinary Calculi / urine*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Electrolytes; 0/Plant Extracts; 7440-66-6/Zinc; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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