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Table 2 Behavioural changes observed during the acute toxicity study of the aqueous extract from A. cordifolia

From: Antibacterial activities and toxicological study of the aqueous extract from leaves of Alchornea cordifolia (Euphorbiaceae)

Studied parameters Doses (g/kg)
Males Females
  0 2 4 8 16 32 0 2 4 8 16 32
Locomotion N N N D D+ D+ N N D D+ D+ D+
Reaction to noises N N D D+ D+ D+ N N N D D+ D+
Reaction to pinch N N N D D+ D+ N N N N D D
State of the tail N N N N N N N N N N N N
State of excrements G G P P P L G G G P P L
Aggressiveness N N N N N N N N N N N N
Mortality within 48 h 0 1 1 2 5 5 0 1 3 5 5 5
  1. N Normal, D decreased, D+: Profoundly decreased; G Granular, P Doughy, L liquid