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  • 61. PHYTOCHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS, FREE RADICAL SCAVENGING PROPERTIES AND ANTIDIABETIC ...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Diabetes is one of the most challenging health problems in the twenty first century (Rahman et al., 2009). Diabetes currently afflicts 171 million people worldwide (Boden and Taggart, 2009). Normal non diabetic patients maintain plasma glucose <100 mg/dl in the fasting and <135 mg/dl in the post prandial period (Rossetti et al., 2008). Diabetes mellitus is a group of...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  52 engagements | 

  • 62. PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BIODIESEL FROM LUFFA CYLINDRICA SEED OIL

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Biodiesel is an alternative fuel made from renewable biological sources such as vegetable oil and animal fats (Raja et al., 2011). Due to the depleting world’s petroleum reserves, threatening to run out in the foreseeable future and the increasing environmental concerns, there is a great demand for alternative sources of petroleum based fuel including diesel and gaso...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  53 engagements | 

  • 63. PHYTOCHEMICAL, ANTIOXIDANT AND TOXICOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF METHANOL EXTRACT OF P...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Plants have been the basis of many traditional medicine systems throughout the World for thousands of years and still remain as the main new source of structurally important chemical substances that lead to the development of innovative drugs (Fabricant and Farnsworth, 2001; Jachak and Saklani, 2007). The use of medicinal plants for the treatment of many diseases is associ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  51 engagements | 

  • 64. PREVALENCE AND SEVERITY OF HYPOGLYCAEMIA AND LACTIC ACIDOSIS IN CHILDREN DIAGNOS...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Plasmodium falciparum is the most common cause of severe and life threatening malaria, which causes over 2 million deaths every year (Bruneel et al., 2003; Njuguna and Newton, 2004). In Africa, a vast majority of these deaths occur in children under five years of age (WHO, 2012). Lactic acidosis complicates 35% of severe childhood malaria (Krishna et al., 1994) and hypogly...Continue Reading »

    66 pages |  45 engagements | 

  • 65. RENAL BIOCHEMICAL CHANGES OF PREGNANCY-INDUCED HYPERTENSION IN PREGNANT WOMEN AT...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Hypertension is a multi factorial process prevalent in both developed and developing countries with a common end result of elevated blood pressure (Wu et al., 2009). Hypertension affects 25% of adults in resource rich countries (Pierdomenico et al., 2009). If untreated, it carries a high mortality rate. Risk factors for hypertension include family history, race (most commo...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  48 engagements | 

  • 66. PRODUCTION, PARTIAL PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CELLULASE BY ASPERGILLU...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION AND LITERATURE REVIEW Grape fruit (Citrus paradisi) is a subtropical citrus tree known for its sour to semi sweet fruit. It has been part of human diet for ages due to its nutritional and medicinal values. The frequent use of grape fruits for production of juices, nectars, concentrates, jams, jelly powders and flakes generates wastes in the form of grape peel and bagasse w...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  46 engagements | 

  • 67. PRODUCTION OF ASPERGILLUS NIGER GLUCOAMYLASE USING GUINEA CORN STARCH AMYLOPECTI...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Starch degrading enzymes are currently becoming and gaining more importance among the industrial enzymes because of the importance of starch, sugars and other products in modern biotechnological era (Omemu et al., 2008). Majority of these starch degrading enzymes are carbohydrases (that is, the amylases or starch converting enzymes), and they can be grouped into four types...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  40 engagements | 

  • 68. THE EFFECT OF ETHANOL EXTRACT OF THEOBROMA CACAO POLYPHENOL ON ISOPROTERENOL-IND...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Theobroma cacao Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) is a major economic tree crop in Nigeria (Alamu, 2013). T. cacao grows in the subtropical areas of the world. Although it grows widely from the southeastern Mexico to the Amazon basin, two thirds of the world’s production comes from four West African countries, the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon. Ivory Coast is th...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  42 engagements | 

  • 69. SURVEY OF SODIUM, POTASSIUM, IRON AND CALCIUM CONTENTS OF RETAIL SAMPLES OF SOME...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Sodium occurs naturally in almost all foods including processed foods, and, is essential for normal human functioning; however, its current intake far exceeds recommendations for good health (Brown et al., 2009). This has become a common occurrence around the world (Elliot, 2007). Excess sodium consumption is now a major public health concern worldwide (Institute of Medici...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  45 engagements | 

  • 70. STUDIES ON THE PHYTOCHEMICAL AND NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION OF AQUEOUS LEAF EXTRACT...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Blood is a bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transport metabolic waste products away from those same cells. There are three major categories, each of which has specific functions (Ballard, 1997). The white blood cell (WBCs), or leukocytes, engage in defense of the body against foreign microorganisms or toxic subst...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  50 engagements | 

  • 71. ANTI-SCHIZOPHRENIC EFFECT OF METHANOL LEAVE EXTRACT OF INDIGOFERA ARRECTA IN ALB...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 General Overview Psychosis is a heterogeneous neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by distorted or non existent sense of reality (Tandon et al 2009). It affects about 1% of the world’s population (Picchioni et.al 2007). The prevalence of psychosis varies across the world and also within countries, with a higher rate in Nigeria compared to USA and UK (Umuko...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  49 engagements | 

  • 72. THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS OF THERMO-INACTIVATION AND REGENERATION OF PARTIALLY...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION The super family of haem peroxidases from plants, fungi and bacteria is a group of enzymes that utilize hydrogen peroxide to oxidize a second (reducing) substrate often aromatic oxygen donor. These enzymes share similar catalytic cycles where hydrogen peroxide reacts with the resting ferric enzyme to form the intermediate compound I (known as compound ES in cytochrome c pe...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  46 engagements | 

  • 73. DETERMINATION OF PHYTIC ACID CONTENT, OXALATE CONTENT, TANNIN CONTENT AND CYANID...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Food is described as any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals taken into the body to keep it alive and enable it to grow. It is a substance which when consumed is able to supply ene...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  41 engagements | 

  • 74. EFFECT OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF GONGRONEMA LATIFOLIUM AND ALLIUM SATIVUM ON LIPID...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY Sodium arsenite isaninorganic compound with the formula with the formula NaASO2, it is also called sodium meta arsenite. It is a sodium salt of arsenous acid (Greenwood,1997). sodium arsenite is a colourless solid , sodium meta arsenite is produced by treating arsenic trioxide with sodium carbonate or sodium hydroxide (Grund et al., 2005). Sodium ar...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  40 engagements | 

  • 75. COMPARATIVE QUANTITATIVE PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF ETHANOL EXTRACT OF Gongronema...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the study The tropical rainforest is the most biologically varying ecosystem on earth and it is enriched with enormous natural plant resources with rich dietary and medicinal properties utilized locally in folkloric medicine (Dalziel, 1937). Although modern medicine may be available in developing countries, the use of herbs in treatment of diseases has of...Continue Reading »

    66 pages |  42 engagements | 

  • 76. EFFECTS OF ETHANOLIC ROOT EXTRACT OF UGU OYIBO (Jatropha tanjorensis) ON HAEMATO...

    » ABSTRACT Jatropha tanjorensis is a natural medicinal herb which has been used over the years in the treatment of many health disorders. This study was carried out to determine the effects of ethanolic root extract of Jatropha tanjorensis on haematological indices of female albino wistar rats. Twenty (20) albino wistar rats weighing between 151 225 g were divided into 4 groups of 5 animals per grou...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  39 engagements | 

  • 77. THE EFFECT OF BUCCHOLZIA CORIACEA ON RENAL FUNCTION INDICES AND OXIDATIVE STRESS...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of Study Malnutrition during pregnancy creates health risks for both the pregnant woman her developing fetus. Not eating enough or eating too much can create health risks, for both the pregnant woman and her developing fetus over nutrition during pregnancy is common in developed countries. Many woman experience increased appetite during pregnancy. This occur...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  38 engagements | 

  • 78. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANAEMIA, MALARIA AND ANTIOXIDANT STATUS IN PATIENT VISI...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Malaria is a common and life threatening disease in many tropical and subtropical areas and the term malaria originates from medieval Italian malaran: mala aria “bad air”; the disease was formerly called ague or marsh fever due to its association with swamps and marshland. The term first appeared in the English literature about 1...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  44 engagements | 

  • 79. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANAEMIA, GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE DEFICIENCY AND O...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of study Malaria is a mosquito borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single celled microorganisms) belonging to the Plasmodium type (WHO, 2014). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), malaria is a significant public health problem in more than 100 countries and causes an estimate...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  50 engagements | 

  • 80. EFFECTS OF AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF BITTER KOLA (GARCINIA KOLA) ON THE PREGNANCY OUTCO...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 INTRODUCTION Compelling evidence suggests that exposure to an adverse fetal environment may enhance susceptibility to a number of chronic diseases in the future life of the offspring(Buzinaro et al, 2008; Simeoni and Barker, 2009). Diabetes mellitus is a condition that occur during pregnancy that can substantially influence the development of the offspring in utero and...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  42 engagements | 

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