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Advances in Pharmacological Sciences
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 101759, 7 pages
In Vivo Potential Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Melissa officinalis L. Essential Oil
1Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Drugs Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V Souissi University, Rabat Instituts, BP 6203, Agdal, Rabat, Morocco
2Laboratory of Biochemistry and Immunology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mohammed V Agdal University, Rabat Instituts, BP 6203, Agdal, Rabat, Morocco
3Departement of Pharmacology, University of Thamar, BP 87246, Thamar, Yemen
Received 3 October 2013; Accepted 5 November 2013
Academic Editor: Eduardo Munoz
Copyright © 2013 Amina Bounihi 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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