Pharmacognosy: Fundamentals, Applications And Strategies

Paperback | December 1, 2016

bySimone Badal Mccreath, Rupika Delgoda

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Pharmacognosy: Fundamentals, Applications and Strategies explores a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals, their constituents and metabolites. This book also provides an in-depth look at natural sources from which medicines are derived, their pharmacological and chemical properties, safety aspects, and how they interact with humans. The book is vital for future research planning, helping readers understand the makeup, function, and metabolites of plants in a way where the history of their usage can be linked to current drug development research, including in vitro, in vivo, and clinical research data. By focusing on basic principles, current research, and global trends, this book provides a critical resource for students and researchers in the areas of pharmacognosy, pharmacy, botany, medicine, biotechnology, biochemistry, and chemistry. Covers the differences between animal and plant cells to facilitate an easier transition to how the body interacts with these entities Contains practice questions and laboratory exercises at the end of every chapter to test learning and retention Provides a single source that covers fundamental topics and future strategies, with the goal of enabling further research that will contribute to the overall health and well-being of mankind

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Pharmacognosy: Fundamentals, Applications and Strategies explores a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals, their constituents and metabolites. This book also provides an in-depth look at natural sources from which medicines are derived, their pharmacological and chemical properties, safety aspects, and...

Dr. Badal McCreath is a distinguished young scientist who holds the 2014 Elsevier Early Career Woman Scientist award in Chemical Sciences for the Latin America and Caribbean region. She has over 10 years experience in natural products research and holds a patent pending for the anticancer potential of natural products using cancer and ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:738 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128021047

ISBN - 13:9780128021040

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Table of Contents

Part I: Pharmacognosy 101

Chapter 1. Background to Pharmacognosy

Chapter 2. Traditional Medicine

Chapter 3. Areas of Science Embraced by Pharmacognosy: Constituent Sciences of Pharmacognosy

Chapter 4. Plant Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 5. Plant Constituents: Carbohydrates, Oils, Resins, Balsams, and Plant Hormones

Chapter 6. Plant Crude Drugs

Part II: Plant Metabolites: Their Chemistry

Chapter 7. Evolutionary Perspectives on the Role of Plant Secondary Metabolites

Chapter 8. Glycosides

Chapter 9. Alkaloids

Chapter 10. Tannins

Chapter 11. Terpenoids

Chapter 12. Other Plant Metabolites

Chapter 13. Vitamins

Part III: Plant Metabolites: Their Effects

Chapter 14. Chemotherapeutics

Chapter 15. Bioactive Plant Molecules, Sources and Mechanism of Action in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Chapter 16. Plant Metabolites and More Treating Various Ailments: Natural Products Treating Diseases

Chapter 17. Psychoactive Drugs

Part IV: Metabolites from Other Sources

Chapter 18. Marine Metabolites: Oceans of Opportunity

Chapter 19. Animal Metabolites: From Amphibians, Reptiles, Aves/Birds, and Invertebrates

Chapter 20. Fungal Metabolites

Part V: Crude Drugs from Animals

Chapter 21. Fats

Chapter 22. Waxes

Part VI: Basic Animal Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 23. Form and Function of the Animal Cell

Chapter 24. Proteins

Chapter 25. Pharmacokinetics

Chapter 26. Pharmacodynamics A Pharmacognosy Perspective

Chapter 27. Drug Metabolism

Part VII: Technological Applications Using Biological Systems

Chapter 28. Biotechnology

Part VIII: Current Trends in Pharmacognosy Research

Chapter 29. Natural Product Structure Elucidation by NMR Spectroscopy

Chapter 30. Metabolomics Approach in Pharmacognosy

Chapter 31. Novel Targets in Drug Discovery

Chapter 32. Nanotechnology: Building and Observing at the Nanometer Scale

Chapter 33. Ethical Aspects of Working With Local Communities and Their Biological Resources

Chapter 34. Factors to Consider in Development of Nutraceutical and Dietary Supplements

Chapter 35. The Global Regulatory Framework for Medicinal Plants

Chapter 36. The Potential Role of Bioscience Industries in Small Developing Economies