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ea0028p324 | Steroids | SFEBES2012

Ethanolic extract of Medicago sativa exhibits estrogen-like activity, increases serum total proteins and decreases serum total cholesterol contents in immature female rats

Ahmad Nazir , Akhtar Nafees , Rahman Zia , Ali Shujait

Medicago sativa plants are commonly used as green fodder. In this study, estrogen-like activity of ethanolic extract of Medicago sativa plants and its possible effects on serum biochemical metabolites in immature female rats were investigated. Crude extract of dried Medicago sativa plants was prepared in 90% ethanol using SoxhletÂ’s apparatus. Fifteen immature female rats were divided into 3 equal groups. Rats of groups A and B were given the extract at the dose of 250 (lo...