Prof. Rabiu Abdussalam Magaji
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Prof. Rabiu Abdussalam Magaji

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Human Physiology from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

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Dr. Rabiu Abdussalam Magaji is currently working as Lecturer at Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He has obtained his Ph.D. in Human Physiology from same University. His main area of interest focuses on Biomedical Sciences. His area of expertise includes Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, Neurophysiology, Gastroenterology, Neurotoxicology, and Disaster Management. He has published 1 book 16 research articles in refereed journals contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Yusha’u, Y., R.A. Magaji, M.G. Magaji, U.A. Muhammad and Z.S. Abubakar, et al , 2016. Acute treatment with aqueous fruits extract of Phoenix dactylifera linn does not affect visuo-spatial long term memory of mice. Nigerian J. Sci. Res., 15: 254-259.
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  2. Yarube, I.U., J.O. Ayo, R.A. Magaji, I.A. Umar, N.W. Yusuf, A.W. Alhassan and M.I.A. Saleh, 2016. Outcome of sub-acute insulin administration on long-term visuospatial and short-term working memory in mice. J. Afr. Assoc. Physiol. Sci., 4: 41-47.
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  3. Yarube, I.U., J.O. Ayo, R.A. Magaji, I.A. Umar, A.W. Alhassan and M.I.A. Saleh, 2016. Sub-acute insulin therapy does not affect long-term visiospatial learning and memory in mice assessed using barnes maze. Bayero J. Pure Applied Sci., 9: 170-174.
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  4. Yarube, I.U., J.O. Ayo, R.A. Magaji and I.A. Umar, 2016. Effect of sub-acute insulin treatment on short-term non-spatial working memory in mice. Niger. J. Neurosci., 7: 65-68.
  5. Shehu, A., A. Mohammed, R.A. Magaji and M.S. Muhammad, 2016. Exposure to mobile phone electromagnetic field radiation, ringtone and vibration affects anxiety-like behaviour and oxidative stress biomarkers in albino wistar rats. Metab. Brain Disord., 31: 355-362.
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  6. Muhammad, M.S., R.A. Magaji, A. Mohammed, A.S. Isa and M.G. Magaji, 2016. Effect of resveratrol and environment enrichment on biomarkers of oxidative stress in young healthy mice. Metab. Brain Disord., 32: 163-170.
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  7. Magaji, M.G., B.B. Maiha, S. Hussaini, R.A. Magaji and L.O. Iniaghe, 2016. Activity of methanol root bark extract of Securinega virosa in murine models of parkinsonism disease. Nigerian J. Sci. Res., 15: 152-157.
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  8. Magaji, M.G., L.O. Iniaghe, M. Abolarin, O.I. Abdullahi and R.A. Magaji, 2016. Neurobehavioral evaluation of resveratrol in murine models of anxiety and schizophrenia. Metab. Brain Disord., 32: 437-442.
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  9. Kurawa, M.I. and R.A. Magaji, 2016. Oxidative stress after acute exposure of mice to exhaust fumes. Nigerian J. Neurosci., 8: 31-36.
  10. Sadau, Y., A.B. Adelaiye, R.A. Magaji, J.O. Ayo, A.I. Isa, M.A. Mabrouk and I. Lai, 2015. Ameliorative effects of selenium and vitamin e supplementation on some haematological parameters and blood osmotic fragility in wistar rats subjected to water immersion restraint stress. Bayero J. Pure Applied Sci., 8: 123-128.
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  11. Jamil, D.U., M.A. Mabrouk, A.W. Alhassan and R.A. Magaji, 2015. Effect of aqueous extract of solanum melongena fruits (garden eggs) on some male reproductive variables in adult wistar rats. Rep. Opin., 7: 55-61.
  12. Ezekiel, I., J.O. Ayo, Y. Tanko and R.A. Magaji, 2015. Effect of taurine on acute restraint stress induced biochemical alterations in wistar rats. Int. J. Sci. Eng. Res., 6: 958-966.
  13. Abi, I., R.A. Magaji and M.G. Magaji, 2015. Acute administration of methionine affects performance of swiss mice in learning and memory paradigms. Niger. J. Physiol. Sci., 30: 65-72.
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  14. Muhammad, M.S., R.A. Magaji, A. Mohammed, A.S. Isa and M.G. Magaji, 2014. Effect of resveratrol as caloric restriction mimetic and environmental enrichment on neurobehavioural responses in young healthy mice. Adv. Neurosci.,Vol. 2014. 10.1155/2014/545170.
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  15. Magaji, M.G., Y. Yakubu, R.A. Magaji, A.H. Yaro and I.M. Hussaini, 2014. Psychopharmacological potentials of methanol leaf extract of Securinega virosa roxb (ex wild) baill. in mice. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 17: 855-859.
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  16. Magaji, M.G., M. Mohammed, R.A. Magaji, A.M. Musa and I. Abdu-Aguye et al., 2014. Evaluation of the antipsychotic potential of aqueous fraction of Securinega virosa root bark extract in mice. Metab. Brain Dis., 29: 161-165.
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  17. Isa, A.I., S.A. Adebayo, A. Mohammed, R.A. Magaji and J.O. Ayo, et al 2014. In vitro lipoxygenase inhibitory activity and total flavonoid of Strychnos spinosa leaf extracts and fractions. Niger. J. Pharm. Sci., 13: 35-42.
  18. Isa, A.I., M.D. Awouafack, J.P. Dzoyem, M. Aliyu, R.A. Magaji, J.O. Ayo and J.N. Eloff, 2014. Some Strychnos spinosa (Loganiaceae) leaf extracts and fractions have good antimicrobial activities and low cytotoxicities. Biomed. Cent. Complementary Altern. Med., Vol. 14.No. 456. 10.1186/1472-6882-14-456.
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  19. Mshelia, P.P., R.A. Magaji and A.U.A. Dikko, 2013. Cognitive effect of the sub- chronic exposure to mosquito coil smoke in mice. J. Pharm. Biol. Sci., 8: 26-30.
  20. Okasha, M.A.M., A. Abdul-Mottaleb, S.R. Samaha, R.A. Magaji and M.A. Mamdouh, 2012. Study of the Effect of Brassica Oleracae (Cabbage) Leaves Extract on Ethanol - Induced Gastric Mucosal Injury in Rats. Am. J. Sci. Res., 61: 113-119.
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  21. Magaji, R.A., A.B. Sallau, M.A.M.E. Okasha, M.Y. Fatihu and M.S. Abubakar, 2010. Effects of fractions of Syzygium aromaticum on Indomethacin-induced gastric secretion. Niger. J. Pharm. Sci., 9: 44-52.
  22. Abubakar, A., M.A. Abruok, A.B. Gerie, A.A. Dikko and S. Aliyu et al., 2010. Relation of body mass index with lipid profile and blood pressure in healthy female of lower socioeconomic group, in Kaduna Northern Nigeria. Asian J. Medi. Sci., 1: 94-96.
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  23. Maiha, B.B., M.G. Magaji, A.H. Yaro, A.H. Hamza and R.A. Magaji, 2009. Anticovulsant studies on Cochlospermum tinctorium (Cochlospermaceae) and Paullinia pinnata (Sapindaceae) extracts in laboratory animals. Niger. J. Pharm. Sci., 7: 102-108.
  24. Magaji, R.A., M.A.M.E. Okasha, M.I.A. Sale and G.M. Magaji, 2009. Advances in the pathophysiology and management of Gastro-easophageal reflux disease (GERD). Biol. Env. J. Tropics, 6: 157-160.
  25. Tanko, Y., G.M. Magaji, M. Yerima, R.A. Magaji and A. Mohammed, 2008. Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of aqueous leaves extract of Ocimum gratissimum (Labiate) in rodents. Afr. J. CAM, 5: 141-146.
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  26. Tanko, Y., D. Shemang, M.I.A. Saleh, R.A. Magaji, K.Y. Musa and A. Mohammed, 2008. Lung function test and some cardiovascular parameters among bean cake fryers (A case study of Tudun Wada Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria). Eur. J. Sci. Res., 24: 179-186.
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  27. Tanko, Y., A. Mohammed, M.A. Okasha, A.H. Umar and R.A. Magaji, 2008. Anti-nociceptive and Anti-inflammatory activities of ethanolic extract of Syzygium aromaticum flower bud in wistar rats and mice. Afr. J. Traditional, Complementary Altern. Med., 5: 209-212.
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  28. Okasha, M.A.M., R.A. Magaji, M.S. Abubakar and M.Y. Fatihu, 2008. Effects of ethyl acetate portion of Syzygium aromaticum flower bud extract on Indomethacin-induced gastric ulceration and gastric secretion. Eur. J. Sci. Res., 20: 905-913.
  29. Magaji, R.A., Y. Tanko and G.M. Magaji, 2008. The role of an aggressive factor in Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD). Afr. J. Infectious Dis., 2: 80-84.
  30. Tanko, Y., A. Mohammed, M.I.A. Saleh, D. Sadiq, A.W. Alhassan and R.A. Magaji, 2007. The effect of Azadiracta indica seed extract on basal gastric secretion induced by indomethacin in rats. Biol. Env. J. Tropics, 2: 171-175.
  31. Mohammed, A., Y. Tanko, M.A. Okasha, R.A. Magaji and A.H. Yaro, 2007. Effects of aqueous leaves extract of Ocimum gratissimum on blood glucose levels of streptozocin-induced diabetic wister rats. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 6: 2087-2090.
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  32. Magaji, R.A., M.A.M. Okasha, M.S. Abubakar and M.Y. Fatihu, 2007. Anti-ulcerogenic and Anti-secretory activity of the N-butanol portion of Syzygium aromaticum in Rat. Niger. J. Pharm. Sci., 6: 119-126.
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  33. Magaji, R.A. and A.H. Yaro, 2006. Preliminary phytochemical screening of the aqueous extract of Syzygium aromaticum. Biol. Env. J. Tropics, 3: 1-3.
  34. Magaji, R.A. and A.H. Yaro, 2006. Acute toxicity evaluation of the cold aqueous extract of Syzygium aromaticum in mice. Biol. Env. J. Tropics, 3: 4-6.
  35. Aziz, M.M.A., R.A. Magaji and S.A. Ibrahim, 2006. Audiometric test on airport workers in Kano, Nigeria. Niger. J. Neurosci., 2: 21-26.