MCQ’s in pharmacy practice

Which of the following is not involved in the presentation of seasonal allergic rhinitis ? a. leukotrienes b. prostaglandind c. osteocytes d. basophils e. mast cells 2. Symptoms of vaginal candidiasis that warrant referral include all except? a. vaginal discharge b.abdominal pain c. fever d. diabetes e. pregnancy 3. An appropriate laxative preparation for an…

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Digitalisation of Healthcare

I remember when the Nokia phones were the kings of the market, and I had bought my phone, back in college for just 5k, fast forward three years, and we saw Nokia out of market and Samsung came up with android, and many other brands adopted a the new platform for apps and media. Amazing…

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Antimircobials Part II

In this, we will try and go through some common antimicrobials which are still used in most of the clinics, and we will conclude by giving an insight into the futuristic antimicrobials that may come. In the 1930s a landmark discovery was made before the penicillin was discovered. A dye which was metabolized could convert…

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Insulin

Infectious diseases were the epicenter of the last millennium , metabolic issues are said to be dominant of the present era. First recipient of insulin was a 14 year old boy from Canada, 11th Jan 1922. Isolated in crystalline form by Abel in 1930. Human Insulin is produced by recombinant DNA technology,  structural alterations at…

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Cannabis, a wonder drug?

Introduction Cannabis is one of the most widely used substances for recreational purposes, and also the most controversial substance. The more you keep something restricted, the more curiosity is generated. The stories and myths surrounding cannabis are many so much so that one can get confused with what is real and what is a lie.…

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Use of LMWH (Low molecular Weight Heparins ) in treating Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

The risk of having Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer patients is high due to poor prognosis. VTE as such is an independent risk factor for cancer, and there is an increase in incidence by 7-fold to develop VTE in cancer patients. It is estimated that around 15-20% of patients with Pulmonary Embolism (PE) or Deep-Vein…

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Hemophilia

X- linked recessive hemorrhagic disease due to the mutation in the F8 gene ( Hemophilia A ), and F9 gene is responsible for Hemophilia B. Since it is an X linked disorder males are clinically more affected than females. Males have XY chromosome, so if the X chromosome is affected the Y isn’t able to…

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