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Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia

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SOARES, Carolina L.S. et al. Evaluation of the anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of the crude hydroalcoholic extract of the zoanthid Palythoa caribaeorum (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860). Rev. bras. farmacogn. [online]. 2006, vol.16, n.4, pp. 463-468. ISSN 1981-528X.

This work represents the first pharmacological analysis on the crude hydroalcoholic extract of Palythoa caribaeorum. The analgesic activity was assayed in acetic acid-induced writhing test and with the hot-plate test with mice; while the anti-inflammatory activity was evaluated in carrageenan-induced hind paw edema in the rat. The analysis suggested an analgesic activity in the Writhing test on the group treated with the crude extract (200 v.o.) with an abdominal contortion’s inhibition of 47,22 %.

Keywords : Palythoa caribaeorum; Zoantharia; Anthozoa; anti-inflammatory activity; analgesic activity.

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