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The plant Banjauri (Vicoa indica) exhibits antifertility activity in adult female bonnet monkeys (Macaca radiata)

Rao, AJ and Ravindranath, N and Moudgal, NR (1996) The plant Banjauri (Vicoa indica) exhibits antifertility activity in adult female bonnet monkeys (Macaca radiata). In: Current Science, 71 (11). pp. 918-921.

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Abstract

The antifertility activity of the plant Vicoa indica was tested in proven fertile bonnet monkeys. The dry powder of the whole plant was fed to the cycling monkeys on day 1 to 14 of menstrual cycle or day 9 to 14 of cycle or on day 2 to 5 after delivery and the fertility was evaluated in the following cycle in cycle fed monkey or after weaning the young one in the post-partum fed monkeys. Results indicated that while feeding in the post-partum monkeys did not confer any protection against pregnancy feeding during day 1 to 14 of cycle, protected from pregnancy. The monkeys did not become pregnant even after exposure to the proven fertile male monkeys for 13 ovulatory cycles while all the vehicle fed monkeys became pregnant within 3 cycles.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Chorionic-gonadotropin;early-pregnancy.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics (formed by the merger of DBGL and CRBME)
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2010 12:21
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2010 11:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/24671

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