ANTI-OSTEOPOROTIC ACTIVITY OF CUCURBITA PEPO AND LOW LEVEL LASER BEAM ON GLUCOCORTICOID INDUCED OSTEOPOROSIS IN RATS
Objective: The main aim of the present study is to investigate the activity of the anti-osteoporotic activity of Cucurbita pepo seed powder (CPSP) and low level laser beam (LLLT) on glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis in rat model. Materials and Methods: Animals were randomly divided into six groups containing six rats each (n=6). Group I normal control, Group II dexamethasone induced osteoporotic...
ANALYSIS OF CUTANEOUS ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS PRESENTING TO THE DERMATOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL: A PROSPECTIVE, OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
Background: Cutaneous adverse drug reactions (CADRs), having a wide range in terms of its spectrum, are an important cause of morbidity and mortality. They comprise 2-3% of all ADRs. This study was conducted to analyze various parameters of CADRs at our setup. Methodology: This prospective, observational study was carried out for 1 year at our setup after ethical approval. Those diagnosed as CADRs...
THE SYNTHESIS OF QUINAZOLON-1,3,4-OXADIAZOLE ANALOGUES AND STUDIES OF THEIR ANTIMICROBIAL AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY
A series of conjugation of two heterocycles 1, 3, 4-oxadiazole and quinazolone were synthesized and screened for antimicrobial as well as antioxidant activity. Compound4-(4-oxo-2-phenyl-quinazoline-3(4H)-yl)-benzohydrazide 3 on cyclization with different aromatic acids in the presence of phosphoryl chloride (POCl3) give different 1, 3, 4-oxadiazole derivatives. Similarly, compound 3 on reaction wi...
In this study, the fatty acid content, antioxidant activities and antimicrobial potential of oil obtained from the root of Hippocratea africana was investigated. Results showed that the oil was characterized by oleic acid (65.73%), palmitic acid (20.34%) and linoleic acid (6.90%) as the most abundant fatty acids with a oleic acid/linoleic acid ratio of 9.52. The oil possessed potent antioxidant ac...
FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT AND IN-VITRO CHARACTERIZATION OF FAST DISSOLVING POLYMERIC FILMS OF OLANZAPINE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PANIC ATTACK OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling disorder which needs immediate administration of a suitable drug. Olanzapine, a BCS class II atypical antipsychotics drug of thienobenzodiazepine class is frequently prescribed to treat schizophrenia. The aim of the present investigation was to formulate mouth dissolving films of Olanzapine to improve its solubility and patient compliance. An inclusion compl...
Solid dispersion is one of these methods, which was most widely and successfully applied to improve the solubility, dissolution rates and consequently the bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs. The solid dispersions based on the concept that the drug is dispersed in an inert water-soluble carrier at solid state. Several water soluble carriers such as methyl cellulose, urea, lactose, citric...
PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND ANTIBACTERIAL EVALUATION OF CURCUMA LONGA AND CURCUMA AROMATICA AGAINST ENTERIC POULTRY PATHOGENS
After an increasing concern of sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in poultry to treat enteric and other infections, an interest in alternative and efficient products with antibacterial properties has increased. From ancient time, the plants are constantly contributing as a useful source for the therapeutic and pharmaceutically important compounds. In this study, we therefore tested for the presenc...
Mucositis is a foremost acute complication in the clinical setting, occurring in a large percentage of patients undergoing cytotoxic therapy. One of the major problems with mucositis is that the underlying mechanisms behind its development are not wholly understood, which makes it extremely difficult to develop effective interventions. Animal models provide a critical source of knowledge when samp...
Background & Objectives: Standardization of polyherbal Unani formulations is essential to assess the quality of drugs, based on their active principles, physical and chemical standards. This work reports on standardization of a polyherbal Unani powder formulation Safoofe- Musakkin (SM) consist of Rauwolfia serpentina Benth. Ex kurz root, Coriandrum sativum Linn. seed and Piper nigrum Linn. fru...
We identified genes in Fouquieria splendens ssp. breviflora (Fouquieriaceae) that were expressed due to water deficits. RNA was extracted from dehydrated stem samples that were collected directly from Camargo, Querétaro following hydration for two weeks. The plants were grown in two states, drought and hydrated. We then performed subtractive hybridization. The obtained sequences were inserted int...