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DIURETIC ACTIVITY OF BUTEA MONOSPERMA FLOWERS EXTRACT

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Author(s): Kumar Anurag | Sutar Niranjan | Sharma Shankar Uma | Kumar Sailesh | Singh Namrata

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 4;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 110;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Diuretic activity | Furosemide | Butea monosperma flowers.

ABSTRACT
Kidney, as excretory organ of our body serves important function of excretion of waste products, regulation of fluid volume and electrolyte content etc. Damage to kidney can lead to severe life threatening complications. Diuretics are drugs capable of increasing levels of urine. Aqueous and alcoholic extracts of Butea monosperma flowers were tested for diuretic activity in rats. The parameters studied on individual rat were body weight before and after test period, total urine volume urine concentration of Na+, K+ and Cl-. In the present study alcoholic and aqueous extracts of was investigated. Butea monosperma flowers (100 mg/kg of body weight) showed increase in urine volume, cation and anion excretion. Furosemide was used as reference diuretic.
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