Imbalance of the oxidant - antioxidant status by aspartame in the organs of immune system of Wistar albino rats
Aspartame (L- aspartyl- L-phenylalanine methyl ester) is one of the most widely artificial sweeteners consumed in so many products worldwide in various countries which added to a large variety of food, most commonly found in low calorie beverages. On metabolism in humans and experimental animals, aspartame is rapidly and completely metabolized to aspartic acid (40%), phenylalanine (50%) and methanol (10%). Methanol, a...
Antibacterial and antifungal activities of the crude extracts from the stem of Chenopodium ambrosioides Linn., an indiginous medicinal plant
The crude methanolic extract along with the n-hexane, ethyl acetate, dichloromethane, n-butanol and aqueous fractions from the stem of Chenopodium ambrosioides Linn was studied against human pathogenic bacterial strains of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae (Gram negative bacteria), Staphylococcus aureus, Bacilus subtilis and Staphylococcus epidermidis (Gram positive bacteria) while against the fungal strains of...
Hypolipidemic and antithrombotic evaluation of Myrtus communis L. in cholesterol-fed rabbits
Herbs have been a great source of natural substances used to prevent many cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Blood lipid levels and coagulation parameters are probably the major determinant for producing CVDs. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the hypo-lipidemic and anti-thrombotic activities of aqueous extract of Myrtus communis L. fruit (AEM) in cholesterol-fed rabbits. Hyper-lipidemia was induced following...
Nature and frequency of prescription modifications: An evaluation from the community pharmacy
Medication errors can occur at any point in the medication use process. The present study was undertaken to investigate the frequency and nature of prescription modifications and pharmacist’s interventions outcomes at the community pharmacy. A descriptive and prospective study was conducted and data were structured by all prescriptions that were modified by the pharmacy during the study. All medicines were...