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Publication Title: 
Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica

The present investigation was an attempt to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effect of a polyherbal preparation (Sudarshanam Oil) on hematological parameters in Wistar rats. This polyherbal formula contains main ingredients of Tinaspora Cordifolia, Curcuma longa, Terminalia chebula, Emblica officinalis, Andrographis paniculata and Terminalia belerica. The active phytochemicals such as tannins, glycosides, flavonoids and triterpenoids are extracted from these herbal plants. And extract was prepared in corn oil.

Author(s): 
Patel, Chintan D.
Modi, Vandana D.
Chakraborty, Bhaswat S.
Mathuria, Neeta
Dadhaniya, Paresh
Borade, Prasad A.
Morankar, Pravin
Publication Title: 
Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.)

The influence of gender on the stimulatory and depressant effects of ethanol was examined in C57BL/6 (C57) mice. In Experiment 1, locomotor activity was assessed in young (2-month-old) male and female mice injected intraperitoneally (IP) with stimulatory (1.5 g/kg) or depressant (2.5 g/kg) doses of ethanol. Both the stimulatory and the depressive effects of ethanol were greater in young male than female C57 mice, and the gender difference was unrelated to blood ethanol concentration (BEC).

Author(s): 
Middaugh, L. D.
Frackelton, W. F.
Boggan, W. O.
Onofrio, A.
Shepherd, C. L.
Publication Title: 
Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior

A novel procedure for initiation of voluntary ethanol consumption in the rat was evaluated in terms of ease of initiation, consistency, and resulting brain ethanol levels. The "jello shot" consists of 10% ethanol in gelatin along with a caloric source (Polycose).

Author(s): 
Peris, J.
Zharikova, A.
Li, Z.
Lingis, M.
MacNeill, M.
Wu, M. T.
Rowland, N. E.
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