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Advances in Pharmacological Sciences
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 789796, 6 pages
Chronic Administration of a Combination of Six Herbs Inhibits the Progression of Hyperglycemia and Decreases Serum Lipids and Aspartate Amino Transferase Activity in Diabetic Rats
1Pharmacological Research Center of Medicinal Plants, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad 9177948564, Iran
2Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad 9177948564, Iran
Received 31 July 2012; Revised 15 October 2012; Accepted 29 October 2012
Academic Editor: Owen L. Woodman
Copyright © 2012 Reza Shafiee-Nick et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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