chromatographic separation of some antiemetics on silica gel-surfactant impregnated thin-layer plates

A thin layer chromatographic (TLC) separation of five antiemetic agents on silica gel-surfactant impregnated plates using a mixture of ethanol-water-acetic acid (40:50:10) as developing system was studied. The visualization of the spot…

  C.J Mbah, S.U Uzodinma

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Bioremediation of petroleum products impacted freshwater using locally available algae

Bioremediation seeks to degrade or decompose toxic pollutants in the environment into less harmful ones using organisms. This is achieved when the organisms metabolize the pollutants for cellular growth. Algae grow naturally in puddles…

  NO Nweze, C Aniebonam

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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Levels of essential and toxic metals in milk and baked products

Seven essential metals (Ca, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni, Se and Zn) and two toxic ones Cd and Pb) were determined in milk and some baked products (bread, meat pie and sausages) by atomic absorption spectrophotometry using air-acetylene flame. The m…

  COB Okoye, CU Ulasi

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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Low dose oral administration of monosodium glutamate in male albino rats may be nephroprotective

The speculation that low dose intake of monosodium glutamate over time may be toxic warranted the present study. The aim was to investigate the effect of the administration of monosodium glutamate at a low concentration on the function…

  ACC Egbuonu, O Obidoa, CA Ezeokonkwo, LU Ezeanyika, PM Ejikeme

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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Preformulation compatibility screening of dika fat-drug mixtures using differential scanning calorimetry

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was used as screening technique for assessing compatibility between dika fat and drug substances. Dika fat was found to be compatible with aspirin, ascorbic acid, paracetamol, sulphanilamide, phe…

  JO Onyechi

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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In-vitro evaluation of bioadhesive and release properties of thiamine hydrochloride formulation from Gelatin, Gellan as their admixtures

This study was aimed at determining the effect of gelatin on the bioadhesive strength and release properties of gelatin gum. Bioadhesive strength determination was carried out using tensiometric methods. Thiamine tablets was prepared b…

  MA Momoh, MU Adikwu, UE Nwachi, AA Attama, T Gugu

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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Use of dika fat in the formulation of sustained release theophylline tablets and capsules

Sustained release theophylline tablets and capsules were prepared with dika fat, a solid vegetable oil extracted from the kernels of Irvingia gabonesis var gabonesis and var excelsia. Anhydrous theophylline was incorporated into dika f…

  GC Umekoli, JO Onyechi, OK Udeala

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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Anti-ulcer activity of the leaf extracts of Borreria ocymoides in rats

The anti-ulcer properties of the leaf extracts of Borreria ocymoides Burm. F. (Rubiaceae) was investigated. Sixty (60) albino rats of either sex weighing 160-216g and fifteen (15) albino mice weighing 25-36 g were used for the study. S…

  CN Okwuosa, DC Nwachukwu, PUO Achukwu, CG Ezeorah, AA Eze

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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Effects of phenobarbital administration on the histology of the liver and brain, and the activities of some biochemical parameters of the liver of Wister rats

The effects of phenobarbital on the histology of the liver and the brain and on selected biochemical parameters of the liver of wistar rats were studied. Histological examination showed prominent lesions in the liver and brain of the t…

  AA Eze, DC Nwaohukwu, PU Achukwu, CN Okwuosa

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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In-Vitro antibacterial activity of bioactive plant extracts against methicillin-resistant strains of staphylococcus aureus

Methanol extract of leaves of five different Nigerian plants were tested for activity against three drug resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus by the agar well diffusion and broth microdilution techniques. The S. aureus strains we…

  EA Eze, CO Nwuche, AM Ugwu

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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