THE EFFECTS OF RUMEX PATIENTIA L. AND URTICA DIOICA L.ON SOME BLOOD AND URINE PARAMETERS AND LIVER AND KIDNEY HISTOLOGY IN DIABETIC RATS


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Üstüner M. C.

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.29, no.3, pp.227-232, 1999 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-232

Abstract

The effects of Rumex patientia and Urtica dioica on levels of blood glucose, plasma amino acids and other parameters, urine extreta, and liver and kidney histology were examined in diabetic rats induced by streptozotocin. Streptozotocin increased blood glucose and changed the levels of amino acids and other parameters, and caused degenerative changes in the liver and kidney. Rumex patientia had some protective effect on these parameters changed by streptozotocin, while Urtica diocia had noprotective effects.