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Table 2 Effect of MEMM on the body and liver weights following treatment of rats against paracetamol

From: Methanol extract of Melastoma malabathricum leaves exerted antioxidant and liver protective activity in rats

Treatment Dose (mg/kg) Body weight (BW) (g) Liver weight (LW) (g) LW/BW (%)
Control - 211.0 ± 2.7 5.9 ± 0.3 2.9 ± 0.1
10% DMSO + Paracetamol - 207.9 ± 3.6 8.7 ± 0.3a 4.9 ± 0.4a
Silymarin + Paracetamol 200 202.1 ± 2.6 6.9 ± 0.2ab 3.6 ± 0.1ab
MEMM + Paracetamol 50 203.5 ± 5.4 8.9 ± 0.2a 4.4 ± 0.1a
250 193.6 ± 4.1ab 7.7 ± 0.1ab 4.6 ± 0.1a
  500 180.1 ± 3.9ab 6.2 ± 0.9b 3.8 ± 0.2ab
  1. a Data with this superscript differed significantly (P < 0.05) when compared to the normal control value in the respective column.
  2. b Data with this superscript differed significantly (P < 0.05) when compared to the 10% DMSO + Paracetamol-treated group in the respective column.
  3. Values are expressed as means ± S.E.M. of six replicates.