Bookcover of Levels of Some Heavy Metals in Human Blood in Zaria, Nigeria
Booktitle:

Levels of Some Heavy Metals in Human Blood in Zaria, Nigeria

Their Effects on the In Vitro Availability and Activity of Some Antimicrobial Agents

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2012-04-23 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-10441-1

ISBN-10:
3659104418
EAN:
9783659104411
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Heavy metals are widely dispersed in the environment and tend to accumulate in select tissues of the human body resulting in potential toxicity. They have also been reported to form complexes with certain classes of drugs, which may affect the availability, and consequently the activity of such drugs.High levels of heavy metals in environmental and food samples around Zaria, Nigeria have been reported. Hence, this study determined the concentrations of Cd, Cr, Mn, and Zn in blood of humans in Zaria and their effects on the availability and activity of chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin and metronidazole. Results obtained show higher levels of the metals in occupationally exposed individuals compared to the general population. The in vitro availability of chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin and metronidazole were significantly (P > 0.05) decreased when interacted with all the metals. The antimicrobial actions of chloramphenicol and metronidazole when interacted with the metals indicated that in most cases, the activity of the drugs was either antagonized or completely abolished. With ciprofloxacin however, synergistic changes in the zones of inhibition were generally observed in all cases.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Aminu Musa
Number of pages:
264
Published at:
2012-04-23
Stock:
Available
Category:
Pharmacy
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
blood, heavy metals, Ciprofloxacin, Metronidazole, Chloramphenicol, antimicrobial activity and availability

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