Vitamin B17; Deficiency Symptoms, Food Source, Health Benefit

Vitamin B17

Vitamin B17 is a naturally occurring chemical compound, famous for falsely being promoted as a cancer cure. It is found in many plants, but most notably in the seeds (kernels) of apricot, bitter almonds, apple, peach, and plum.Amygdalin is classified as a cyanogenic glycoside because each amygdalin molecule Read More …

Hypopituitarism; Defination, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complication, Preventions

Hypopituitarism

Hypopituitarism is the decreased (hypo) secretion of one or more of the eight hormones normally produced by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain. If there is decreased secretion of one specific pituitary hormone, the condition is known as selective hypopituitarism. If there is decreased secretion Read More …

Cefetamet; Mechanism, Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Interaction, Pregnancy

Cefetamet

Cefetamet is a semisynthetic, beta-lactamase-stable, third-generation cephalosporin with antibacterial activity. Cefetamet binds to and inactivates penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) located on the inner membrane of the bacterial cell wall. PBPs are enzymes involved in the terminal stages of assembling the bacterial cell wall and in Read More …

Tricyclic Antidepressants; Types, Uses, Side Effects, Drug Interactions

Tricyclic antidepressants

Tricyclic antidepressants with anticholinergic and sedative properties. Amitriptyline appears to prevent the re-uptake of norepinephrine and serotonin at nerve terminals, thus potentiating the action of these neurotransmitters. Amitriptyline also appears to antagonize cholinergic and alpha-1 adrenergic responses to bioactive amines. Read More …

Ulcerative Colitis; Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complication

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a long-term condition that results in inflammation and ulcers of the colon and rectum. It causes irritation and swelling called inflammation. Eventually, that leads to sores called ulcers in the lining there. It is a chronic inflammation of the large intestine (colon). The colon is the part of the digestive Read More …

Golimumab; Indications/Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Interactions, Pregnancy

Golimumab

Golimumab is a human monoclonal antibody which is used as an immunosuppressive drug. Golimumab targets tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), a pro-inflammatory molecule and hence is a TNF inhibitor. Profound reduction in C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, interleukin (IL)-6, intercellular adhesion molecules (ICAM)-1, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-3, and vascular endothelial growth factor(VEGF) demonstrates golimumab as Read More …

Infliximab; Uses, Contra indications, Dosage, Side Effects, Drug Interactions

Infliximab

Infliximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody biologic drug that works against tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and is used to treat autoimmune diseases. It is an antibody administered intravenously that is used for treating several chronic inflammatory diseases. Infliximab works by blocking the effects of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF Read More …