Figure 4: Mean body weight change over a period of 22 days after arthritis induction. Each valuerepresents the mean ± SEM of per group. A gradual increase in the body weight of normal control group was observed throughout the course of 22-day experiment. The arthritic control group demonstrated a significant decrease in their body weight from day 4 (*) onward. When compared to normal control, the indomethacin- and NHAG-treated arthritic group showed a decline in their body weight from days 14 and 12, achieved significance on day 18 (*δ) and 12 (*‡), respectively. However, the reduction was significantly lower when compared to the arthritic control group on day 8 (δ) and day 12 (‡) and continued till end of experiment (**) and (***) for indomethacin- and NHAG-treated groups, resp.).