Steroids

Bigger, Faster, Stronger, are three words which comes to our mind when we talk about steroids or picture them. As a matter of fact there was a movie too named by the same three words. Steroids were never meant to be used in bodybuilding or any kind of sports which needs a lot of physical…

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Toxicology of Paracetamol Poisoning

  Paracetamol or acetaminophen is commonly used over the counter painkiller (NSAID/analgesic and antipyretic). The drug has certain minor pharmacological differences with regards to its mechanism. Unfortunately, probably due to its easy availability they are a common choice to commit suicide. The manufacturer recommended safe dose of 4g divided over a 24 hour period. The…

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Aluminium Phosphide poisoning

In my previous article, I explained about organophosphate poisoning. I also wrote that in my experience the most common cases on poisonings I have seen in clinical practice are that of organophosphates, however, this is restricted majorly to south India. In north India, the most common form of poisoning is that of Aluminium Phosphide. Aluminium…

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The Art of Wound Healing

The natural process of wound healing is nothing short of a masterpiece. It is like a musical symphony in which multiple players work together for a beautiful final product. The process occurs in multiple phases, through literature for the undergraduate level claims a specific timeline for each phase, in reality, the phases will often overlap…

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Cancer Chemotherapy

Of the many diseases in existence, cancer is one of the most interesting and most chose by students for research. Though some may consider it to be overrated I still think it is an interesting condition. Despite this, if one looks at the disease superficially there is nothing truely that over the top about the…

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Understanding Apoptosis

Apoptosis is the process of programmed cell death. Necrosis is the process of nonprogrammed cell death. Apoptosis is a natural and essential process required for growth as well as maintenance of a healthy state. It is most important to understand the working of cancer drugs as well to conduct research in molecular biology. There are…

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Pharmacology of Diabetes

  *This article is for those who have already studied the pathology of diabetes and for those to simple briefly read up on diabetes before they begin an intense study*   Types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, basic cause: absence of natural insulin due to beta cell destruction Type 2 diabetes, basic cause: insulin resistance…

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