African Journal of
Biochemistry Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biochem. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0778
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 425

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of ethanol and aqueous leaf extracts of Pterocarpus mildbraedii on hematology parameters and cholesterol in albino rats

Adegbite A. Victor
  • Adegbite A. Victor
  • Department of Applied Biochemistry, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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Ezekwesili C. Nonyelum
  • Ezekwesili C. Nonyelum
  • Department of Anatomic Pathology, Anambra State University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 16 January 2017
  •  Accepted: 26 May 2017
  •  Published: 30 June 2017


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