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Thus, the intraperitoneal application of the extract may lead to adrenal corticosteroid release, which may interfere with the progress of the inflammatory response.
Classical studies have shown that animals subjected to noxious substances or stressful situations show a marked increase in plasma adrenal corticosteroids (Melby et al.
procumbens applied intraperitoneally in rats has an inhibitory effect on the acute inflammatory response, independent of the participation of adrenal corticosteroids.
The role of adrenal corticosteroids in the anti-inflammatory effects of Harpogophytum procumbens
The role of adrenal corticosteroids in the anti-inflammatory effect of the whole extract of Harpagophytum procumbens in rats.