| SHORT COMMUNICATION
|Year : 1985 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 233-235
Cardiovascular and antimicrobial effects of myrtus communis
AM Al-zohyri, AA Al-Jeboory, Latif Abdul, M Jawad
1. Aqueous extract of Myrtus communis. leaves shows a negative inotropic effect in isolated guinea pig atria and atropine 10-5M did not block this effect.
2. The total extract caused concentration dependent depressive effect in anaesthetised rabbit which was not attenuated with propranolol 10- 5M, cimetidine l0-4 M and atropine 10-4 M but blocked by theophyline l0-4M
3. These results suggest the Presence of adenosine-like compound in this extract
4. In addition the extract has shown antibacterial and antifungal activity.
A M Al-zohyri
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