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Table 1 Effect of loperamide on feed intake, water intake and fecal properties of constipated rats

From: The effect of Aloe ferox Mill. in the treatment of loperamide-induced constipation in Wistar rats

Parameters Normal Control Constipated rats
Feed intake 15.32 ± 1.12 17.05 ± 0.74 *
Water intake 19.00 ± 1.41 8.92 ± 0.68 **
Number of fecal pellet 64.67 ± 2.80 24.04 ± 0.94**
Water content of fecal pellet 1.52 ± 0.17 0.57 ± 0.10**
Weight of fecal pellet 6.38 ± 0.30 2.95 ± 0.09**
  1. Data are mean ± SD values (n = 4); *not significantly different; ** significantly different from normal control at P < 0.05