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ISRN Endocrinology
Volume 2014, Article ID 124974, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/124974
Research Article

Antihyperglycaemic Effect of Tetracarpidium Conophorum Nuts in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Female Albino Rats

Chemical Pathology Unit, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Science, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Received 14 February 2014; Accepted 30 March 2014; Published 6 May 2014

Academic Editors: Z. Canturk, B. Kim, and Y. B. Lombardo

Copyright © 2014 Donatus Onukwufor Onwuli 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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