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   2001| April-June  | Volume 4 | Issue 2  
    Online since December 29, 2014

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Toxicity and the use of crotalaria species in a Zaria, (Nigeria) population
H Nuhu, M Shok, EM Abdurrahman
April-June 2001, 4(2):81-85
The study was undertaken to investigate some factors associated with the consumption ofplant materials in ethno-medical practices and specif ically with regards to Crotalaria species. The genus Crotalaria is known to contain the hepatotoxic pyrolizidine alkaloids. A survey was ca"ied out using both written and oral questionnaires among two groups of respondent.'i name(v herbalists and Medical Doctors. The results revealed important elhJffJ­ medical practices and infornuliion relating to the use of the plants in traditional medicine, occurrence-of toxicity and a general ignorance of the potential toxicity among the populace. The survey also a history of consumption of herbs has been taken seriously into account in most cases by the medical doctors in diagnosis. Three mo.'it common pecies fount/ in Zaria, Nigeria, namely C.microcarpa. C. naragutensis anti C.retusa were further examined with respect to possible presence of hepatotoxic alkaloids. It was found that only C. retusa L. is a potential(v toxic plant These results suggest plants in a population should be considered as a factor in diagnosis.
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Neonatal clinical malaria in Ilorin, Nigeria
A Ojuawo, BT Oyewale
April-June 2001, 4(2):74-77
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The impact of baby friendly hospital initiative (bfhi) on the pattern of breast feeding in Sokoto, northern Nigeria
BA Ekele, H Ahmed, K AI- Hassan
April-June 2001, 4(2):86-88
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Acute respiratory failure and oxygen therapy
Suchitra Ranjit
April-June 2001, 4(2):57-61
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Fine needle aspiration biopsy (fnab) cytology in the diagnosis of lymph node tuberculosis in Zaria, Nigeria
EAO Afolayan
April-June 2001, 4(2):78-80
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Peculiarities in auricular sinus seen at university college hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
KR lseh, BC Ezeanolue, OGB Nwaorgu
April-June 2001, 4(2):71-73
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Skull radiologic finding's in children with seizure disorders
A Ojuawo, KT Braimoh
April-June 2001, 4(2):62-65
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