Anabolic steroids or anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), are synthetic forms of the male sex hormone testosterone. They mimic the effects of the male steroids testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. They increase protein synthesis within cells, which results in the buildup of cellular tissue (especially in muscles). Taking doses 10 to 100 times the amount prescribed by doctors for various illnesses promotes larger muscles …
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Opioids are among the commonly misused substance by drug abusers around the world. Opioid comes in various forms – Heroin , Morphine, Methadone, Coedine, Pethidine, Dihydrocoedeine. These are a class of drugs derived from the extracts of plant- opium poppy. Used as Analgesics but most opiates give a feeling of euphoria and a degree of sedation. These side effects are …
FDA Approved Antibiotics which are marketed internationally. The problem of the antibiotic resistance has been over-viewed in the previous article. Here are the latest antibiotics in current use.
In clinical use: Linezolid In clinical trials: Radezolid, torezolid.
Effective against Organisms-
–gram-positive bacteria including MRSA, VRE and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
–Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Nocardia.
Linezolid- 1st to be approved this millenium
–nosocomial and community-acquired pneumonia,
–skin and soft tissue infections.(SSTIs)
Bacteriostatic against …