Bioactivity of marine organisms. Part 5: Screening of some marine fauna from the Indian Coast

C.G. Naik, S.Y. Kamat, P.S. Parameswaran, B. Das, J. Patel, P. Ramani, D.S. Bhakuni, A.K. Goel, S. Jain, R.C. Srimal

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Of twenty nine alcoholic extracts of marine organisms screened for a wide range of biological activities, 14 showed promising results. Of these, two were CNS stimulant, 3 hypoglycaemic, 2 anti-implantation, 2 antimicrobial, 2 antiviral, 1 spasmolytic, 1 hypotensive, 1 CNS depressant and six toxic. Six of these extracts showed multiple activities

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