International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 535

Table of Content: 21 November, 2011; 3(12)

November 2011

Association of socioeconomic status with health and birth outcomes: Maternal variables (Part 1)

  Social class is one of the strongest known predictors of health or illness, but paradoxically very little is known about this variable. Adequate data on socioeconomic status (SES) and birth outcomes must be available to monitor socioeconomic inequality in birth outcomes. Our research wasdesigned to respond to this gap. This is the first large-scale survey of this kind in Ontario. Results from large scale...

Author(s): Cyrus Azimi and Mahshid Lotfi

November 2011

Suppressive effects of Momordica charantia on pituitary-testicular axis and sperm production in male Sprague-Dawley rats

  Momordica charantia plant is quite common in Africa and Asia, known in folkloric medicine to affect adversely the reproductive system by mechanism yet to be fully understood. The aim is to determine the effects of M. charantia with and without testosterone administration; on hormonal levels and sperm production (number and motility) in rats. Thirty male Sprague-Dawley rats were used,...

Author(s): Oshiozokhai Eboetse YAMA, Francis Ikechukwu DURU, Ademola Ayodele OREMOSU, Carmen Cressie NORONHA and Abayomi OKANLAWON

November 2011

Anti-hyperlipidemic effect of aqueous leaf extract of Ocimum gratissimum in alloxan induced diabetic rats

  This study aims at evaluating the effect of chronic administration of aqueous leaf extract ofOcimium gratissimum on total cholesterol level, triglycerides (TG), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in male albino rats. Twenty-one male albino rats of the Wistar strain weighing between 150 and 200 g were randomly assigned into 3 groups of 7 animals per group as control, diabetic...

Author(s): Ayinla M. T, Dada S. O, Shittu S. T, Olayaki L. A, Akiode A. O and Ojulari S. L