GASTROPROTECTIVE EFFECT OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF TRICHOSANTHES DIOICA FRUIT ON EXPERIMENTAL GASTRIC ULCER IN RATS
Peptic ulcer is a condition associated with a number of factors involving excessive acid secretion in the stomach. This condition is difficult to control with single drug therapy and complete cure cannot be achieved. Even after discontinuation of the drug the relapse rate is high, and the long-term use of synthetic drugs produces adverse effects on the human body. The present study is expected to ...
EFFECT OF METHANOL EXTRACT OF ANARCARDIUM OCCIDENTALE (CASHEW) STEM BARK ON SOME BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF CARBON TETRACHLORIDE-INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY IN RATS
Purpose: Anacardium occidentale (Cashew) has been used by Folk medicines as a remedy for many diseases. In this study, we investigated the ameliorative activity of methanolic stem bark extract of Anacardium occidentale. Methods: Blood samples of the rats from each group were collected by tail bleeding for baseline biochemical test to know the state of the animals’ liver before the inducement of ...
Using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP–OES) I determined the concentrations of heavy metals, arsenic (As), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd) and aluminum (Al) element after digestion using microwave pressure for 32 different types from the most popular and widely sold lipsticks in Riyadh markets. Analysis was conducted for the samples of expensive and cheap brand...
A STUDY ON THE ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECTS OF CRUDE PRINCIPLES EXTRACTED FROM PIPER BETLE LINN. LEAF STALKS AND OCIMUM SANCTUM LINN. LEAVES
The nature harbours a huge source of active principles possessing antimicrobial property. This phenomenon provokes microbiologists, ethnopharmacologist and natural product chemists to perform extensive research on phytoprinciples. The extensive use of these principles in phytotherapy is becoming an excellent alternative strategy against the occurrence of microbial resistance due to some convention...
EFFECT OF MORCHELLA CONICA AND FOMES FOMENTARIUS EXTRACTS AGAINST THE HUMAN RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS IN-VITRO
Antiviral properties of methanol and aqueous extracts from Morchella conica and Fomes fomentarius were assessed by colorimetric XTT test against human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV). HEp-2 cell line was used for the cytotoxic and antiviral effects of the extracts. Non-cytotoxic concentrations of methanol and aqueous extracts of M. conica were tested in 50000 to 195 µg/mL. In contrast, the cyt...
DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF LOSARTAN POTASSIUM BUCCAL PATCHES USING HYDROPHILIC POLYMERS
Among different routes of drug delivery buccal route is an attractive alternate for drug administration which provides improved patient compliance and increase bioavailability of drugs undergoing extensive hepatic first pass metabolism. The present research work focussed on development, evaluation and characterization of buccal patches of losartan potassium using mucoadhesive hydrophilic polymers ...
Orphan drugs are medicines or vaccines intended to treat, prevent or diagnose a rare disease (viz., Huntington's disease, myoclonus disease, Tourette syndrome, etc.). The definition of rare diseases varies across jurisdictions but typically considers disease prevalence, severity, and existence of alternative therapeutic options. A rare disease is not universal and depends on the legislation and po...
PRESCRIPTION KNOWLEDGE AMONG PATIENTS WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES AT THE MOI TEACHING AND REFERRAL HOSPITAL, KENYA
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) cause 30% of deaths globally and are reported to be on the increase in sub-Saharan Africa. Medications prescribed for a CVD require a lifetime commitment. As a result patient must adhere to prescribed medication. However, prescription adherence is influenced to a large part by prescription knowledge. Although disease outcome is influenced by prescription knowledge, e...
ASSESSMENT OF PRESCRIBING PATTERN OF ANTIEPILEPTICS IN PAEDIATRIC IN-PATIENTS OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Purpose: To study the prescribing pattern of AEDs for a different type of seizures in the pediatric population and disease conditions other than epilepsy and to identify the drug interactions with the use of AEDs among the study population. Methods: This six months long prospective observational study was conducted at in-patient wards of JSS Hospital. The case sheets of all in-patients were review...
Herbal drugs play an important role in the treatment of much illness. The plant has tremendous biological effects and applied in the different system of traditional medication for the treatment of various diseases. Marsilea minuta is one of the most popular foreground plants for aquariums that grows about two to three inches tall in shallow water and has attractive little markings on the tiny, va...