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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 342816, 10 pages
Antinociceptive Activity of the Chloroform Fraction of Dioclea virgata (Rich.) Amshoff (Fabaceae) in Mice
1Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology, Center of Health Sciences, Federal University of Paraíba-UFPB, 58059-900 João Pessoa, PB, Brazil
2Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Received 4 February 2011; Revised 6 April 2011; Accepted 10 May 2011
Academic Editor: Abdel A. Abdel-Rahman
Copyright © 2011 Vanine Gomes Mota 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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