BIOASSAY OF DIGITALIS PDF

Guinea-pig, cat and frog methods for the assay of digitalis are optional in the recent British Pharmacopaeia (1). In the United States the one-hour frog method is. The bioassay of digitalis is reviewed, and a rational approach to the evaluation of digitalis based upon individual clinical patient data is recommended as the. Studies on the bioassay of digitalis: Frog methods. Author links open overlay panelJames orf. Show more. Get.

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The weight of the heaviest pigeon should not exceed twice the weight of the lightest pigeon.

One side of the wing lf dissected and the alar vein is cannulated by means of a venous cannula. Potency of the test sample is compared with that of the standard preparation by determining the action on the cardiac muscle.

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Any other equivalent method, which gives results similar to those obtained by this method as also valid. Rare allergic reactions in Patients with a history of allergy, especially to antibiotics, appear to be at particular risk Calculation of Dose: Reduced kidney function will cause digitalis to build up in the body rather than be removed normally through urine. The potency of the test sample is calculated in relation to that of the std.

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Minimum 6 pigeons are used for testing each sample. Average lethal dose of each sample is determined; results are tabulated and calculated as per guinea pig method. Rare allergic reactions in Patients with a history of allergy, especially to antibiotics, appear to be at particular risk. The initial digoxin level was elevated at nearly twice the upper therapeutic level. It should be stored in between 5 oC and —5 oC. Heart rate was controlled by increasing metoprolol dose. It is dissected on the operation table.

Toxic doses may produce coronary constriction. Extrasystole Effect of digitalis on E.

Effect on veins and venous pressure: The most important are: A guinea pig is anaesthetized with a suitable anaesthetic. Effect on coronary circulation: Toxic doses may produce coronary constriction PowerPoint Presentation: Newer Post Older Post Home. Saturday, 12 May Bioassay of digitalis. Standard and test sample extracts are diluted with normal saline in such a way that 1 g of digitalis powder is diluted to 80 ml.

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Experiences with the bioassay of digitalis on guinea pigs.

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The lethal dose of the test sample is determined in a similar way using minimum 6 guinea—pigs of the same strain. This may be taken as the end point response of digitalis.

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Side effects of digifab Exacerbation of low cardiac output states and congestive heart failure due to withdrawal of inotropic effect of digitalis. Investigations ECG is done to check for irregular heart beats. Food is withheld hours before the experiment.