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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 817096, 7 pages
Research Article

Panax ginseng Improves Functional Recovery after Contusive Spinal Cord Injury by Regulating the Inflammatory Response in Rats: An In Vivo Study

1Department of Medicinal Crop Research, Rural Development Administration, Eumseong, Chungbuk 369-873, Republic of Korea
2Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul 136-705, Republic of Korea
3Rehabilitation Science Program, Department of Health Science, Korea University Graduate School, Seoul 136-701, Republic of Korea
4National Rehabilitation Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
5College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
6Department of Oriental Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 130-091, Republic of Korea
7Department of Botany and Microbiology, Addiriyah Chair for Environmental Studies, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
8Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Science, Korea University, Seoul 136-701, Republic of Korea

Received 30 May 2015; Accepted 28 July 2015

Academic Editor: Andreas Sandner-Kiesling

Copyright © 2015 Young Ock Kim 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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