The plant Hugonia mystax L., is a woody evergreen liana belonging to the family Linaceae, locally knows as Modirakanni. Ethnobotanically the tender fruits were used for rheumatism and biological activities like antimicrobial were reported. Present study find outs the scientifically evidence of fruits of Hugonia mystax for its antioxidant property. The different extract of fruits was obtained by su...
The purpose of research work was to develop and optimize mucoadhesive microspheres of levocetirizine for nasal delivery with the aim to enhance the residence time and improve therapeutic efficacy and at the same time increase the Local absorption of drug and reducing systemic side effects and also to develop unique delivery system for patients suffering from allergy and rhinitis. Chitosan (mucoa...
NUTRITIONAL EVALUATION OF ASIATIC MANGROVE RHIZOPHORA MUCRONATA – ITS PROXIMATE COMPOSITION, AMINO ACID PROFILES AND PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
The present study explores the nutritional properties of R. mucronata leaves, an edible red mangrove which has been proven as an antidiabetic and as an alternative source of tea leaves and animal feed. Proximate composition, amino acid profiles and physico-chemical properties were analyzed to evaluate the nutritional property. Nutritional evaluation of R.mucronata illustrates it as a rich source o...
Drug addiction represents one of the major medical, social, and economic burdens of human behavior. Opioids are powerful relievers; use of opioids for the treatment of pain has been associated with the potential disadvantages including development of tolerance, dependence. There are seven stages involved in opioid addiction. Identification of glial-mediated mechanism inducing opioid side effects i...
CELL SUSPENSION OF SPIRULINA PLATENSIS PARTIALLY ATTENUATES ALLOXAN INDUCED ALTERATIONS IN CARBOHYDRATE AND LIPID METABOLISM IN DIABETIC MICE
The present study evaluates the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of supplementation of cell suspension of Spirulina platensis (SP) in alloxan (AXN) induced hyperglycemic mice. Diabetes was induced by intra-peritoneal administration of AXN. Mice with blood glucose level above 200 mg/dl were divided into Group I (control), Group II (diabetic control), Group III (diabetic control mice fed with ...
Asenapine in Tablet dosage form is used as antipsychotic agent. Literature revealed that there is no single method for the simultaneous estimation of this drug in tablet dosage form, which prompted us to develop a simple, rapid, accurate, economical and sensitive UV spectrophotometric and RP-HPLC methods. The simultaneous estimation of UV method is based on the principle of additivity of absorbanc...
Objective: To compare the drugs: Midazolam and diazepam as preoperative medication. Materials and methods: 100 patients aged between 18-60, scheduled for elective surgery were included in this comparative study. Patients were randomly allocated into two groups of 50 each. Materials and methods: Patients received 0.08mg/kg body weight midazolam inject intramuscularly and diazepam 10 mg orally. Asse...
IDENTIFICATION OF INTER SPECIES GENETIC VARIABILITY BETWEEN TWO MORPHOLOGICALLY SIMILAR SPECIES OF WITHANIA THROUGH PROTEIN AND RAPD MARKERS
The two species of Withania i.e. Withania obtusifolia and Withania somnifera were usually misinterpreted because of their co-existence in mixed populations. The present investigation involves analyzed of interspecific relationship between these two species. A careful morphological, anatomic and phytochemical, identification of the two species has led to the findings that there was a slight variati...
Overweight and obesity rates have been increasing sharply over recent decades in all industrialized countries, as well as in many lower income countries. According to the WHO World health statistics report 2012, globally one in six adults is obese and nearly 2.8 million individuals die each year due to overweight or obesity 1. Obesity is a close marker of important aspects of individual life style...
DESIGN AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SOLID DISPERSED FEXOFENADINE HYDROCHLORIDE BUCCAL FILM BY CENTRAL COMPOSITE DESIGN
Fexofenadine Hydrochloride (FHCl) is a second generation antihistaminic drug which is used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis and urticaria. It is a BCS class II drug and has high first pass metabolism leading to low oral bioavailability. Drug-inclusion complex with 2HPβCD was prepared by kneading method and characterized for solubility study, FTIR study and in vitro dissolution study. Nine di...