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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 783413, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nep221
Original Article

Evaluation of In Vitro Uterotonic Activities of Fruit Extracts of Ficus asperifolia in Rats

1Animal Physiology and Phytopharmacology Laboratory, Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Po Box 377 Dschang, Cameroon
2Department of Chemistry, University of Dschang, Box 67 Dschang, Cameroon

Received 10 February 2009; Accepted 1 December 2009

Copyright © 2011 Pierre Watcho 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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