Pumpkin seeds were prepared into oil n-butyle alcohol and ether extracts. The effects of the three extracts on the urodynamics of rabbits were observed. It was concluded that the oil preparation could remarkably reduce the bladder pressure, increase the bladder compliance, reduce the urethral pressure. Other two kinds of preparations had no effect in this experimental. The mechanisms of the effect of oil preparation on the urodynamics and the prospect of clinical use was discussed.
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Xu, Z., Jin-zhi, O., Yong-shang, Z. et al. Effect of the extracts of pumpkin seeds on the urodynamics of rabbits: An experimental study. Journal of Tongji Medical University 14, 235 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02897676
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