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Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 05 Nov 2016 | 0
Year : 2015 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Pages : 194-202

Pharmacological screening of acrid latex from the mangrove species,
Excoecaria agallocha L.

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In vivo and in vitro evaluation of pharmacological properties of acrid latex from the mangrove plant E. agallocha were
carried out in the green frog (Rana hexadactyla) and albino rat. Acrid latex of E. agallocha produced local anesthetic activity
in frog at 1:500, 1:100, and 1:10 concentrations and cardiac depressant activity when tested in the frog’s heart. It was found
to have a good effect on the ciliary muscle for the cholinergic action in the buccal cavity of frog (viz., lower the
concentration the higher the potency).

Keywords: acrid latex, cardiac depressant, cholinergic, CNS depressant, Excoecaria agallocha, local anesthetic, purgative

Citation: *, ( 2015), Pharmacological screening of acrid latex from the mangrove species,
Excoecaria agallocha L.. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 3(4): 194-202

Received: 2016-05-11 09:48:54; Accepted: 2016-05-11 09:49:06;
Published: 11/05/2016

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