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  • Area of Specialization: CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY
  • Department of Physiology

  • John Chukwuka Igweh is a Professor in the Department of Human Physiology, Delta State University Medical School. He holds a Ph.D. in Human Physiology. He was appointed Professor at University of Nigeria Nsukka in 2006. His research interests include Neuroscience, cardiopulmonary Physiology and Environmental Physiology. Professor Igweh has trained very many students across the country at both Masters and Doctoral levels. Some of whom are Professors already. Professor Igweh has attended numerous professional conferences and workshops in and several countries in Europe and the United States. He has over seventy scientific articles in peer reviewed journals. Professor Igweh has been Head of Department, Dean of Faculty, member of various committees across three Universities. He is a member of Nigerian Physiological society as well as The American Physiological society
    My Publications
  1. Ovuakporaye, SI, Enaohwo, MT, Odigie OM, Igweh JC. (2019) A Comparative study on cardio-pulmonary markers in gas flaring Communities, South South Nigeria. , J. Pulm. Med.
    Vol.9(1) Pages: 1-5

  2. Johnson Uyovwiesevwa Ataihire, Eze Kingsley Nwangwa, John Chukwuka Igweh. (2019) Modulations in Anti-Oxidant Activities of Selected Gastro-Intestinal Tissues in Alloxan-Induced, Silymarin Treated Diabetic Wistar Rats, OJGAS
      Vol.5(9) Pages: 73-90

  3. Uyovwiesevwa Ataihire Johnson, Eze Kingsley Nwangwa, John Chukwuka Igweh (2019) Anti-Oxidant Effects of silybum marianum Extracts on Diabetic Wistar Rats. , The Journal of Med. Res.
    Vol.5(4) Pages: 145-150

  4. DO Ogbeide, RN Ativie, AO Naiho, JC Igweh, and OM Odigie. (2019) Gas Flaring and Crude Oil Contaminants as Modifiers of Blood Pressure in Delta State., Asian Journal of Cardiology Res.
    Vol.2(2) Pages: 1-9

  5. Ativie RN, Aigbiremonlen AA, Ohwin PE, Okemuo AJ, Odigie OM, Agono J, Igweh JC. (2018) Modulations of 8-Week Aerobic Dance Exercise on Selected Anthropometric Indicators in Overweight and Obese Females, JALSI
    Vol.16(3) Pages: 1-8

  6. Ativie RN, Ubom RE, Awotidebe TO, Ossai RN, Odigie OM, Igweh JC, and Adedoyin RA. (2018) Impacts of 10 Weeks Interval and Continuous Exercise Training on Selected Anthropometric, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Indicators of Overweight and Obese Females. , JALSI
    Vol.16(4) Pages: 1-12

  7. Victor OO, Ebeye MO, Ohwin PE, Odigie MO, Igweh JC. (2018 ) Histo-Architectural and Biochemical Changes in Kolaviron Induced Sleep Deprivation in Male Wistar Rats, JOCAMR
    Vol.5(1) Pages: 1-11

  8. Aromose IK, Ebeye MO, Ekwere IT, Odigie MO, Esegbue PRC, Igweh JC. (2018) Histomorphological and Thrombogenic Status of Wistar Rats fed with Allium satibum (garlic) in Oxidative Stress Induced with Carbon Tetrachloride, AHRJ
    Vol.1(2) Pages: 1-11

  9. Aisuodionoe EM, Odigie OM, Naiho AO, Oyovwi MO, Igweh JC. (2018 ) Hepatic, Renal, and Anti-Oxidant Function Markers can Improve in Dose-dependent Administration of Fresh Coconut Oil., AJRIMPS
    Vol.3(3) Pages: 1-12

  10. Aisuodione EM, Naiho AO, Okonkwo BC, Olowe GT, Esegbue PRC, and Igweh JC. (2018) Mitigations in Testicular, Hepatic and pancreatic Histo-morphology in Alloxan-induced Diabetic Sprague Rats Treated with Fresh Coconut Oil and Vitamin E., JOCAMR
    Vol.5(4) Pages: 1-11

  11. Ativie RN, Naiho AO, Olowe GT, Awotidebe TO, Agono J, Odigie OM, Igweh JC. (2018) Mitigations in Lipid profile levels with Duration-Dependent Exercise Intensities in Overweight and Obese Females, AJARR
    Vol.1(3) Pages: 1-10

  12. Ebeye MO, Aigbiremonlen AA, Esegbue PRC, Ubom RE, Odigie MO, Igweh JC. (2018) Association between ABO, Rhesus Blood groups, and Type II Diabetes mellitus among the Urhobos., AHRJ
    Vol.1(1) Pages: 1-6

  13. Aromose IK, Ativie RN, Aigbiremonlen AA, Nwogueze BC, Odigie MO & Igweh JC. (2017) Status of Carbon Tetrachloride Induced Oxidative Stress Markers in Wistar Rats Fed with Allium sativum (Garlic)., Asian Journal of Medical Principles and Clinical Practice
    Vol.1(1) Pages: 1-10

  14. Victor OO, Odigie MO, Aigbiremonlen AA, Gbagbeke KO, Ogbeide DO, Igweh JC. (2017) Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Changes in Sleep Deprivation Induced with Kolaviron in Male Wistar Rats., AJRIMPS
    Vol.2(4) Pages: 1-11

  15. Igweh JC. Esegbue PRC, Aigbiremolen AA, Ativie RN, Aisuodione EM, Odigie OM, Okereke CE (2017) Correlative Studies on Anthropometric Indexes for Identifying Obesity in Pregnancy, JAMMR
    Vol.24(1) Pages: 1-7

  16. Aigbiremolen AA, Odigie OM, Naiho AO, Igweh JC, and Aloamaka CP. (2017) Effects of Submaximal Isometric Exercise on the Relationship between Body Mass index (BMI) and Blood Pressure (BP), JAMMR
    Vol.23(11) Pages: 1-9

  17. Ativie RN, Ubom RE, Aigbiremonlen AA, Mukoro OE, Odigie OM, Igweh JC. (2017) Prevalence of Congenital Colour Vision Deficiency in Nigerias Living in Ugep, Cross River State, Ophtamol Res.: An Int. Journal
    Vol.7(2) Pages: 1-6

  18. Ativie, RN, Aigbiremonlen AA, Ubom, RE, Oseh, VO, Odigie, OM and Igweh JC. (2017) Modulations of Hibiscus sabdariffa Extract on Ethanol Induced Hepatotoxicity, Archives of current Research International
    Vol.10(4) Pages: 1-6

  19. Egwaoje M, Aigbiremonlen AA, Ativie RN, Ohwin PE, Aromose IK, Odigie MO, Igweh JC. (2017) Alterations of Aqueous Persea americana seed Extract on renal functions Associated with Diabetes mellitus in Wistar Rats , JAMMR
    Vol.24(8) Pages: 1-8

  20. Esegbue PRC, Aigbiremonlen AA, Akindele RA, Ehiwe OD, Odigie OM, Igweh JC. (2017) Coffee and Caffeine Consumption in Reproductive Functions of Adult Wistar Rats, IJBCRR
    Vol.20(2) Pages: 1-11

  21. Esegbue PRC, Aigbiremonlen AA, Akindele RA, Ubom RE, Odigie OM, Igweh JC, Aloamaka CP. (2017) Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress Changes in Dose-Dependent Manner, Following Periodic Administration of Coffee and Caffeine, AJMPCP
    Vol.1(1) Pages: 1-9

  22. Aigbiremonlen AA, Ativie RN, Aisuodone ME, Osagie OM, Igweh JC, Egwaoje M. (2017) Effect of Aqueous Extract of Persia americana seed on blood Glucose in Alloxan-induced Diabetic Wistar Rats., AJMAH
    Vol.9(3) Pages: 1-10

  23. Ovuakporaye SI, Igweh JC, Aloamaka CP. (2016) Impact of Gas Flaring on Cardiopulmonary Parameters of Residents in Gas Flaring Communities in Niger Delta Nigeria, British J. Med& Medical Research
    Vol.15(6) Pages: 1-13

  24. Odigie OM, Naiho AO, Nwangwa EK, Aisuedione EM, Igweh JC. (2016) Correlation of Human Fasting Blood Sugar with Grip Muscle Strength and reflex response Time, British J. Med& Medical Research
    Vol.14(6) Pages: 1-10

  25. Anthony Emeka Ojieh, Anthony C. Okolo, Lawrence O. Ewhre, Ikenna P. Njoku, John C. Igweh, and Patrick C. Aloamaka (2016) Glucose Enzymatic Modulation by Vernonia amygdalina in Streptozotocin-Diabetic Wistar Rats, Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research
    Vol. 15(1) Pages: 1-14

  26. Anyigor-Ogah CS, Onwe PE, Okike PI, Njoba S, Ottah-Umahi G, Okorocha AE, Igweh JC. (2015) Coronary Artery Disease and Menopause: A consequence of adverse Lipid Changes, IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences
    Vol.14(11) Pages: 07-11

  27. Nwagha U. Iyare E. Anyaehie U. Onydum C. Okereke C. Ajuzieogu O. Amuchazi A. Oluboboku T. Agu P. Igweh J. Oguanuo T. (2014) Forced Expiratory Volume in 6s (FEV6) and FEV1/FEV6 Values as a viable Alternative for Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) and FEV1/FVC Values During Pregnancy in South East Nigeria: A Preliminary Study, Annals of Medical and Health Sci Research
    Vol.4(4) Pages: 516-521

  28. Iyidobi EC, Anyaehie USB, Igweh JC, & Iyare EE. (2013) Leucocyte profile of Adult Nigerian Subjects with acute Musculoskeletal Trauma, Nigerian Journal of Medicine
    Vol.22(1) Pages: 32-36

  29. Igweh JC (2012) Biology of Malaria Parasites, Ed – Omolade Okwa Malaria Parasites , Pub. Intech Rijeka Croatia.
    Vol. Pages: 17-62.

  30. Nwangwa, EK, Aloamaka CP, Igweh JC (2012) Attenuating effects of Cocos nucifera water on alcohol-induced liver enzyme derangement and hepatopathological changes, Int. J. Modern Biol. And Med.
    Vol.1(2) Pages: 132-144

  31. Ucheya,RE and Igweh, JC (2010) Is a safe dose of aqueous extract of Azadirachta indica toxic on the histology of the rabbit liver? , Biosci. Biotech, Res. Asia
    Vol.7(2) Pages: 741-744

  32. Ucheya RE, Okonofua SE, Anyanwu LC and Igweh J.C (2009) Relationship between neck circumference, body mass index, arm circumference and waist hip ratio as predictors of cardiovascular risk factors, Biosci. Biotech, Res. Asia.
    Vol.6(1) Pages: 87-100

  33. Igweh JC., Okolo AC, Nwangwa EK, Ojieh AE, Pender K, Adegor EC, Ofoegbu EC. (2008) Is there correlation between severity of hypertension and Plasma cholesterol count? , Afr. J. Sci.
    Vol.9(1) Pages: 2080-2086.

  34. Igweh JC, Okolo AC, Nwangwa EK, Pender KE (2008) Is there a correlation between of Hypertension and Plasma Cholesterol Concentration, Afri. J. Sci.
    Vol.9(1) Pages: 2080-2086

  35. Nwangwa KE. and Igweh JC. (2008) Comparative changes in hematological parameters induced by T. occidentalis leaf extract and some synthetic hematenics in rats, J. Med. Pharm. Sci.
    Vol.4(1) Pages: 93- 96

  36. Nwangwa KE. and Igweh JC. (2008) Effects of crude aqueous extract of Telfaira occidentalis on hematological parameters of rat of rats, Journal of Applied Science
    Vol.11(1) Pages: 7656-7662

  37. Nwagha UI, Obiora CC, Nwagha TU, Anyaehie, Igweh JC, Aronu C. (2008) Endocrine Assessment of Non-Obese Infertile females in a Developing Economy. , Biosci. Biotech,Res.Asia.
    Vol.5(1) Pages: 145-150

  38. Igweh JC and Ucheya RE. (2007) Extracts of Brassica oleracia is suppressive but not curative for trypasonomyasis , Biomedical & Pharmacology Journal
    Vol.1(2) Pages: 469-470

  39. Igweh JC and Ucheya RE. (2007) Is there a Correlation between Cholesterol Profile with Body Mass Index , Biosci. Biotech, Res. Asia
    Vol.4(2) Pages: 521-526

  40. Ucheya RE, Igweh JC, Anyaehie USB, Nwosu EO, Nweke ML. (2007) Histological Changes in The Liver Following The Use of Brassica Oleracea as an Antitrypanosomal Agent on Sprague-Dawley Rats, Biosci, Biotech, Res. Asia
    Vol.4(2) Pages: 395-398

  41. Igweh JC, Pender K. & RE Ucheya (2007) Transplacental plasmodium falciparum infection: Its Incidence, Parity Related effects on Birth Weight in Abraka, Nigeria, Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology
    Vol.1(2) Pages: 143-147

  42. Nwangwa KE. and Igweh JC. (2007) The effects of quinine therapy on the seminal fluid analysis and histology of testes of male rats, Biosci, Biotech, Res. Asia
    Vol.4(1) Pages: 111-116

  43. Nwafia WC, Igweh JC, Udebuani IF. (2006) Human ABO Blood Group and Enteric Fever Occurrence.Any Relationship?, JoBiomed Afric
    Vol. Pages:

  44. Ucheya RE, Igweh JC, Nweke ML. (2006) Induced Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT) Derangement Following a Long-Term Administration of a Non-Selective Cyclooxygenase Inhibitor- Paracetamol in Pregnant Sprague- Dawley Rats, NJHBS
    Vol.5(1) Pages: 51-56

  45. Nwafia WC, Aloamaka CP and Igweh JC. (2006) Practical Physiology Manual and Workbook for Medical Students , Chenglo Press Ltd Enugu, 1st Edition
    Vol. Pages: 1-142

  46. Nwafia WC, Igweh JC, Udebuani IF (2006) Semen Analysis of Infertile Igbo Males in Enugu Eastern Nigeria, NJPS
    Vol.21(1-2) Pages: 67-70

  47. Ucheya RE, Igweh JC (2006) Histological Changes in Kidney Structure Following a Long-term Administration of Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) in Pregnant Sprague-Dawley Rats, NJPS
    Vol.21(1-2) Pages: 77-81

  48. Ucheya RE and Igweh JC. (2006) The Morphology of the Ear Pinna as Related to Gender and Tribe among Nigerians, J Med Res & Tech
    Vol.3(1) Pages:

  49. Igweh JC. (2005.) Management of Some Medical Conditions, Consumer Journal
    Vol.1(1) Pages: 104-121

  50. Ofoegbu EN, Igweh JC. and Ucheya RE (2005) Awareness, Prevalence and Pattern of Obesity in Nigerian Type 2 Diabetic Patients, J. Expt. & Clin. Anat.
    Vol.4(2) Pages: 24-28

  51. Igweh JC and Nwagha UI (2005) Lipid Atherogenic Index of Plasma; A significant indicator for Atherosclerosis during Menopause in Hypertensive Females of South East Nigeria, J. Col. of Med.
    Vol.10(2) Pages: 67-71

  52. Igweh JC, Nwagha IU, Okaro JM (2005) The Effect of Menopause on the Serum Lipid Profile of Normal Females of South East Nigeria, NJPS
    Vol.20(1-2) Pages: 48-53

  53. Ucheya R. E. Akpuaka F. C. Anibeze C. I. P. and Igweh J.C. (2005) Comparative study of two non-selective cyclo-oxygenase inhibitors – paracetamol and ibuprofen on maternal and neonatal growth, J. Expt. & Clin. Anat.
    Vol.4(1) Pages: 17-20

  54. Ucheya R.E. Igweh J.C. (2005) Types and Incedence of Hair Whorl Patterns on the Posterior Aspect of the Scalp among Nigerians, J. Expt. & Clin. Anat.
    Vol.4(1) Pages: 21-24

  55. Igweh JC and Ucheya RE. (2005) Hypertension and age as compelling factors in plasma cholesterol variation, JoBiomed Afric
    Vol.3(2) Pages: 6-11

  56. Ucheya RE, Igweh JC, and Nweke ML. (2005) Hepatotoxicity following Paracetamol Administration in Pregnant Sprague –Dawley Rats, JoBiomed Afric
    Vol.3(1) Pages: 40-43

  57. Igweh J.C and Nwafia, W.C (2005) Is there a Relationship Between Severity of Hypertension and Plasma Cholesterol Concentration?, J Med Res &Tech
    Vol.2(2) Pages: 4-10

  58. Ofoegbu EN, Oli JM, and Igweh JC. (2004) Body Composition of Nigerian Diabetics Using Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA), NJHBS
    Vol.3(1) Pages: 37-39

  59. Ofoegbu EN, Igweh JC, Pender K. (2004) Awareness, Prevalence and Pattern of Obesity in Nigerian Type II Diabetic Patients. , NJPS - CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    Vol. 19(1-2) Pages:

  60. Igweh JC, Aloamaka CP, Okolo A. (2004) Correlation between Severity of Hypertension and Plasma Cholesterol Count? , NJPS - CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    Vol. 19 (1-2) Pages:

  61. Nwafia WC, Igweh JC. (2003) Blood Group and Enteric Fever Occurrence in Eastern Nigeria, any Relationship? , NJPS - CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    Vol.18 (1-2) Pages: 97

  62. Igweh JC and Aloamaka CP. (2003) HDL/LDL Ratio- A Significant Predisposition to the Onset of Atherosclerosis, NJHBS
    Vol.2(2) Pages: 78-82

  63. Igweh JC and Aloamaka CP. (2003) Cholesterol Profile of Adults Resident in Eastern Nigeria, Orient Journal of Medicine
    Vol.15(3&4) Pages: 46-50

  64. Igweh JC, Ude JF, Nwagha U, Okonkwo E, Nweke ML. (2003) Experimental Physiology for Medical and Health Sciences Students , Chenglo Press Ltd Enugu, 1st Edition
    Vol. Pages: 1-179

  65. Igweh J.C. Nwafia WC and Ejezie FE. (2003) Human low-density lipoproteins as a vehicle for Atherosclerosis , NJHBS
    Vol.2(1) Pages: 7 – 11

  66. Igweh J.C. Nwafia W.C. (2002) Physical and Anthropometric Changes in the Offspring of Albino Rats fed on Dietary Cholesterol in the Presence of Plasmodium Malariae, J. Expt. & Clin. Anat.
    Vol.1(2) Pages: 37-41

  67. Sinzinger H., Keiler, M.D. Igweh, J.C., Fitscha, M.D., and O’Grady J. (2002) The Calcium Channel Blocker Isradipine Inhibits Platelet Adhesion and Platelet Thrombus Formation on Human Venous Subendothelium, NJPS
    Vol. 17(1-2) Pages: 26-29

  68. Nwafia, W.C., Igweh, J.C., Udebuani, I.N. (2002) Typhoid Fever Epidermic in Eastern Nigeria. How True? , Journal of Health and Visual Sciences
    Vol. 4(3) Pages: 190-195

  69. Igweh JC, Aloamaka CP. (2002) HDH/LDL Ratio- A Predisposition to Atherosclerosis, NJPS - CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    Vol.17 (1-2) Pages:

  70. Igweh J.C. (1999) Methods of Characterization and Invitro Oxidation of Low Density Lipoproteins in Man , NJPS - CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    Vol.15(1-2) Pages: 48

  71. Igweh J.C. (1999) Functional and Physical Changes in the Offspring of Albino Rats Fed on Dietary Cholesterol in the Presence of Plasmodium Malariae, NJPS - CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    Vol.15(1-2) Pages: 52

  72. Enweani I.B., Elegon S. and Igweh J.C. (1998) Effects of Potash Extracts in the management of Blood Pressure in Albino Rats, J. Col. Med.
    Vol.3(2) Pages: 73-79

  73. Igweh J.C., Leitinger N., Rodreguez M., and Sinzinger H. (1998) Isolation and In-vitro oxidation of human low density lipoproteins, J. Col. Med.
    Vol.3(1) Pages: 17-21

  74. Igweh J.C. and Yesufu H.M. (1996) functional and Histological Changes in Rats Occasioned by Cholesterol and Endoparasites Prostaglandins , Leukotrines and Essential fatty Acids
    Vol. 55(70) Pages: 1-13

  75. Igweh J.C. (1995) The Physiological Society Sponsorship of Academic Exchange programmes, British Physiological Society Magazine
    Vol.20 Pages: 35

  76. Igweh J.C. Leitinger N.,Rodreguez M., and Sinzinger H. (1995) Experimental methods for verifying the purity of human low density lipoproteins (LDL), Med. Lab. Sci.
    Vol.5 Pages: 153-157

  77. Ebeigbe A.B., Igweh J.C. and Oguogho A. (1994) Nitric oxide: Modulatory role in cardiovascular functions, NJPS
    Vol.10 (1&2) Pages: 1-12

  78. Igweh J.C. and Iyawe V.I. (1992) A study of some respiratory parameters as a reference model for Bendel State. , NJPS - CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    Vol.8(1-2) Pages: 122

  79. Igweh J.C. Oguogho A. Ebeigbe A.B. (1992) Differential electrical stimulation-induced relaxation of isolated tail arteries from different animal species, NJPS - CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    Vol.8(1-2) Pages: 118

  80. Oguogho A., Igweh J.C. and Ebeigbe A.B. (1992) Extracellular calcium dependence of 5-HT induced contractions of isolated rat aorta. NJPS 8(1-2) 119 (1992), NJPS - CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    Vol.8(1-2) Pages: 119

  81. Iyawe V.I., Igweh J.C., Orie N.N., and Umapathy E (1990) Time course and broncodilator effects of caffeine in young Nigerians, NJPS
    Vol.6(1) Pages: 50-56

  82. Igweh J.C. and Iyawe V.I. (1989) Some respiratory effects of caffeine in young Nigerians., NJPS - CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    Vol.63 Pages:

  83. Ataihire, JU Nwangwa, EK Igweh, JC ( 2019) Morpho-Architectural and Biochemical Alterations in Gastro-Duodenal and Pancreatic Functions in Alloxan-Induced, Silymarin Treated Diabetic Wistar Rats., J Anat Physiol Stud.
      Vol.3(1) Pages: 1-14

  84. Fitscha, M.D., Keiler, M.D. O’Grady J. Igweh, J.C.,Peskar. B.A., and Sinzinger, H. ( 2001) Isradipine Decreases Arterial Thrombogenicity in Rabbits, J. Col. of Med.
    Vol.6(1) Pages: 32-36