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The Opioid Epidemic During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Original author: SUBOXONE          The COVID-19 crisis is impacting nearly every aspect of daily life — and for people who struggle with opioid use disorder (OUD), the pandemic presents serious hardship. 40 states are reporti…

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Medicinal uses and athletic applications of Ephedra (ma huang)

In Asian medicine, ephedra is the chief herbal drug for treatment of asthma and bronchitis. This herb is one of the oldest and most widely used Chinese herbs, having been employed for thousands of years in traditional Chinese med…

Medicinal benefits of Black henbane | Hyoscyamus niger L

Black henbane ( Hyoscyamus niger L .), also referred to as common henbane, hogbean, hogbane, or insane root, is a member of the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Black henbane is an annual or biennial plant that can range in heigh…

Medicinal benefits of Cardamom

Cardamom, belonging to the family of Zingiberaceae , is obtained from the seeds of Elettaria cardamomum Maton and it is mostly cultivated in southern India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Guatemala. The genus consists of about six speci…

Classification of antiarrhythmic drugs

Drugs may depress the automatic properties of abnormal pacemaker cells by decreasing the slope of phase 4 depolarization and/or by elevating threshold potential. Drugs may alter conduction characteristics of the pathways of a re-…

Central nervous system infections

Central Nervous System (CNS) infections include a wide variety of clinical conditions and etiologies: meningitis, meningoencephalitis, encephalitis, brain and meningeal abscesses, and shunt infections. The focus of this chapter i…

Vitamins and Minerals Nutritional Deficiencies

Image from 123RF website Vitamin A Deficiency It plays important roles in the body including vision, maintenance of epithelial tissue, and synthesis of mucous secretion, growth, reproduction and immunity. The organ that is most…

Pharmaceutical Management of anxiety disorders

In anxiety disorders the most prominent features are anxiety and avoidance which are irrational or impair functioning. Noradrenergic model . This model suggests that the autonomic nervous system of anxious patients is hyperse…

Medicinal uses of Terminal arjuna | Ayurveda medicine

Terminalia arjuna is a tree belonging to the family Combretaceae . It is commonly known as arjuna. It is about 20 – 25 m tall usually has a buttressed trunk and forms a wide canopy at the crown, from which branches droop downw…

Medicinal properties of Fructus Ammi Majoris | Umbelliferous fruit

Synonyms: Apium ammi Crantz, Selinum ammoides E.H.L. Krause. Apiaceae are also known as Umbelliferae. Selected vernacular names : Aatrilal, ammi commun, bishop’s weed, bullwort, crow’s foot, cumin royal, devil’s carrot, gaza…

Medicinal uses of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Withania somnifera (WS) is popularly known as Ashwagandha or Winter Cherry (Andallu and Radhika, 2000). It is a green shrub (family Solanaceae) (Dafni and Yaniv, 1994) found throughout the drier parts of India, Baluchistan, Pakis…

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