Coumarin (2H-1-benzopyran-2-one) nucleus and it's natural, as well as synthetic derivatives, has been a field of interest due to its unique tendency to adopt varying categories of substitutions which provides the basis for modifying this nucleus for multidisciplinary actions. The extensive literature review reflects that coumarin derivatives have been synthesized by several structural modification...
The present work offers a review addressing the detailed chemistry and pharmacology of Peltophorum pterocarpum (belonging to Fabaceae family) regarded as one of the most significant plant species in traditional system of medicine. The plant is used in different parts of the world for the treatment of several ailments like stomatitis, insomnia, skin troubles, constipation, ringworm, insomnia, dysen...
PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SOLID LIPID NANOPARTICLES THROUGH RAPID EXPANSION OF SUPERCRITICAL SOLUTION
Rapid expansion of supercritical solution (RESS) has provided a promising alternative to produce ultrafine particles of heat-sensitive materials. Stearic acid is a good lipid for development of solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) in drug delivery systems. Therefore, currently, much research on the micronization of stearic acid is going on. In this study, formation of submicron stearic acid was report...
BACTERIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF BLOOD CULTURE ISOLATES WITH THEIR ANTIBIOGRAM FROM A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Introduction: Bloodstream infections (BSI) are a serious cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Emerging antimicrobial drug resistance among bacterial pathogens causing BSI can limit therapeutic options and complicate patient management. Objective: To encourage the prudent use of appropriate antibiotics in our tertiary care Hospital, we studied the prevalence and antibiogram patterns of blood...
BIOCHEMICAL EVALUATION OF ANTIDIABETIC AND ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIALS OF ANNONA SQUAMOSA LEAVES EXTRACTS STUDIED IN STZ INDUCED DIABETIC RATS
Diabetes mellitus is characterized by persistent fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels due to inability of the body cells to utilize glucose properly. Though drugs are plenty for the treatment of diabetes, none is found to be ideal due to undesirable side effects and diminution after prolonged use. Hence, search for novel drugs, especially from plant origin continues. Based on folkloric us...
The aim of the present work was to formulate and evaluate oral thin films for sublingual administration of Amlodipine besylate. Amlodipine besylate is a calcium channel blocker used in the treatment of hypertension, angina and other cardiovascular diseases. Films were formulated using HPMC (15cps, 60cps), PVA, and HPC as different film-forming agents (3 and 4% (w/v)). Poly ethylene glycol 400 was ...
The present study is aimed at evaluating the in vitro antibacterial and antifungal activities of petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate, acetone, methanol, ethanol and water extracts of medicinal plant, Pyrus pashia were tested against (different gram positive and gram negative) ten bacterial strains and three fungal strains using by disc diffusion method. The different fractions of bark, frui...
A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MYO INOSITOL VERSUS METFORMIN ON BIOCHEMICAL PROFILE IN POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME IN WOMEN
Objective: PCOS is a common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age associated with insulin resistance. Metformin and Myo-inositol being insulin sensitizers improve biochemical parameters. This study was done to compare the effects of these drugs on biochemical profile in PCOS. Material and Methods: A prospective, open labeled, randomized, comparative, clinical study was conducted on 60 pa...
ANTIDIARRHOEAL ACTIVITY, NITRIC OXIDE SCAVENGING AND TOTAL TANNIN CONTENT FROM THE BARK OF CERIOPS DECANDRA (GRIFF.) DING HOU
The present study was designed to investigate the antidiarrhoeal, nitric oxide scavenging and total tannin content from the ethanolic extract of the bark of Ceriops decandra (Griff.) Ding Hou (Family: Rhizophoraceae). The ethanol extract at graded doses (200 & 400 mg/kg body weight) was investigated for antidiarrhoeal activity in term of reduction in the rate of defecation and consistency of f...
Bryophytes, a small group of lower plant phylogenetically placed between algae and the vascular plants comprise of hornworts, liverworts, and mosses. They are the second largest group of land plants and extremely rich in a variety of biologically active compounds viz. terpenoids, phenols, glycosides, and fatty acids. This small slow-growing group of plants is stockroom of naturally occurring mater...