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Table 7 Organ to body weight ratios as affected by infection and doses of A. cordifolia extract after 2 weeks of administration to rats

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

Relative weight (g/100 g of body weight)
Doses Spleen Lungs Heart Liver Kidneys
0-mg/kg 0.56 ± 0.14a 1.21 ± 0.35a 0.40 ± 0.04a 3.85 ± 0.42a 1.19 ± 0.30a
0i mg/kg 0.32 ± 0.04c 0.82 ± 0.16b 0.32 ± 0.03b 3.72 ± 0.45a 0.98 ± 0.08a
58 mg/kg 0.38 ± 0.05bc 0.83 ± 0.08b 0.32 ± 0.01b 3.49 ± 0.32a 1.03 ± 0.05a
116 mg/kg 0.42 ± 0.04bc 0.85 ± 0.08b 0.33 ± 0.03b 3.34 ± 0.23a 1.00 ± 0.15a
232 mg/kg 0.44 ± 0.04b 0.87 ± 0.16b 0.36 ± 0.02ab 3.57 ± 0.35a 1.04 ± 0.16a
  1. 0i: Infected and non-treated control, 0-: Normal control. Tabulated values are mean ± SEM of five trials. Values of the same column with different letters are significantly different at P < 0.05