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Effects of aqueous leaf extract of Asystasia gangetica on the blood pressure and heart rate in male spontaneously hypertensive Wistar rats

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2013
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Title
Effects of aqueous leaf extract of Asystasia gangetica on the blood pressure and heart rate in male spontaneously hypertensive Wistar rats
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-13-283
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Authors

Pierre Mugabo, Ismaila A Raji

Abstract

Asystasia gangentica (A. gangetica) belongs to the family Acanthaceae. It is used to treat hypertension, rheumatism, asthma, diabetes mellitus, and as an anthelmintic in South Africa, India, Cameroun, Nigeria, and Kenya respectively. It has also been reported to inhibit the angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) in-vitro. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the in-vivo effect of aqueous leaf extract (ALE) of A. gangetica on the blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) in anaesthetized male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR); and to elucidate possible mechanism(s) by which it acts.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Zimbabwe 1 3%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 3%
Unknown 31 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 24%
Student > Bachelor 6 18%
Unspecified 4 12%
Other 3 9%
Researcher 3 9%
Other 10 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 29%
Unspecified 7 21%
Chemistry 4 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 12%
Social Sciences 4 12%
Other 5 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 October 2013.
All research outputs
#1,586,867
of 11,352,457 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#394
of 2,359 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#22,446
of 155,550 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#18
of 94 outputs
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