Parasitology

PROCEDURE FOR WIDAL TEST

Widal test is a test conducted in the laboratory for diagnosis of different type of  species and sub species of salmonella that cause typhoid fever. There are different species and sub species of salmonella but it only few of them that cause typhoid fever. The following are the species and sub species of salmonella that […]

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AMODIAQUINE= AQ

Registered name : Camoquin Function: Antimalarial: any drugs or medicine use to prevent or treat malaria. Usage It is use in combination with artesunate to treat uncomplicated  malaria parasite mostly plasmodium falciparum. In case of severe case of plasmodium falciparum, parenteral therapeutic method is adopted in combination of amodiaquine +  artesunate. Availability Come  in 200mg […]

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AMITRIPTYLINE

Registered names: (Elavil, Laroxyl, Triptyzol) Function The drug is tricyclic antidepressant with the following; sedative properties: drug that reduces excitability and calms a person. Anxiolytic: tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability. Usage It often use to treat the following; Neuropathic pain in combination with carbamazepine And treating major depression mostly when […]

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ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE

Function Antacid; it is used to neutralized the concentration of acid, often in the stomach. Usage It often use to treat pelvic ulcer and gastric related disease of the stomach Availability Come in 500mg  tablets Many preparation of aluminium and or magnesium hydroxide come with different dosage Prescription Children above  5 years which did not […]

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ALBENDAZOLE

Discription of Albendazole Trade registered  name: Eskazole, Zentel Function: anti-helminthic  drugs use for treating the following ailment; Trichinellosis: infestation by trichinella larvae that are transmitted by eating in-subsequent cooked meat (mostly pork); larvae move from the intestinal tract to the muscles where they finally settle and become encysted. Ascariasis: intestinal wall infection cause by Ascaris […]

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ACYCLOVIR

Trade registered name: Zovirax Function (Antiretroviral Drugs) It is a drugs produce to treat herpes simplex viral   and varicella zoster infection. Usage It is used to treat the following; Occurrences in a short term interval and long terms oral and oesophageal herpes virus in immunocompromised patients. Genital herpes Herpetic kerato uveitis Severe case of zoster, […]

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LIST OF DRUGS

ORAL DRUGS Albendazole Abacavir (ABC) Albuterol Acetaminophen Aciclovir Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) Albuterol aerosol Aluminium hydroxide Albuterol nebulizer solution Amodiaquine Amitriptyline Amoxicillin/ clavulanic acid Amoxicillin Artesunate Arthemether/ lumefantrine   Artesunate + sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine Arthemether/ amodiaquine   Aspirin Ascorbic acid Azithromycin Atenolol AZT/3TC/NVP AZT/3TC Bisacodyl Beclometasone Biperiden Butylscopolamine Cefxime Calcium gluconate Chloramphenicol Carbamazepine Chloroquine Cimetidine Chlorphenamine = chlorpheniramine Ciprofloxacin Chlorpromazine […]

Bacteriology

BACTERIA STRUCTURE

Composition of Bacteria Structure Bacteria structures are made up of some essential composition, the cell wall of the bacteria composed of lattice structure of peptidoglycan. Lipoprotein and lipopolysaccharide. They are constituent that give bacteria it shape, and also confer defense to cytoplasmic membrane. Polymer sugar and amino acid are found in some certain bacteria which […]

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ACETYSALICYLIC ACID=ABC (ASPIRIN)

Function: (Antipyretic, Analgesic, Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) Antipyretic: a medicine that lowers or prevent raising of body temperature (fever). Analgesic: medicine that help to relieves pains. Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs(NSAID): as the name imply, it is a drugs that did not contain steroid, and work by preventing the activity of cyclooxygenase1 enzymes (an enzyme that regulates prostaglandins […]

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ACYCLOVIR

Trade registered name: Zovirax Function (Antiretroviral Drugs) It is a drugs produce to treat herpes simplex viral   and varicella zoster infection. Usage It is used to the following;  Occurrences in a short term interval and long terms oral and oesophageal herpes virus in immunocompromised patients. Genital herpes Herpetic kerato uveitis Severe case of zoster, such […]

Medical Lab Science

INTRODUCTION TO BASIC MEDICAL LABORATORY

Medial laboratory science is a canopy area made up of many disciplines. The most paramount departmental discipline  of medical laboratory science comprise the following; Clinical chemistry Histopathology Haematology Microbiology The important function of medical laboratory is to help the doctor to diagnose and treat disease, by carrying out qualitative, quantitative test on a biological sample […]