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Economic and Medicinal PLant Research : Volume 3.

Author: H Wagner; Hiroshi Hikino; Norman R Farnsworth
Publisher: Oxford : Elsevier Science, 1989.
Series: Plants and Traditional Medicine.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This series identifies areas of research in natural plant products that are of immediate or projected importance from a practical point of view. It reviews these areas in a concise and critical manner. Graduate students, researchers will find the timely reviews presented here to be invaluable. Decision makers in industry and government agencies will also find the material beneficial.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wagner, H.
Economic and Medicinal PLant Research : Volume 3.
Oxford : Elsevier Science, ©1989
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H Wagner; Hiroshi Hikino; Norman R Farnsworth
ISBN: 9780080984315 0080984312
OCLC Number: 829460160
Description: 1 online resource (161 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Economic and Medicinal Plant Research; Copyright Page; Contributors; Preface; Table of Contents; Chapter 1. The Economic Significance of Plants and their Constituents as Drugs; I. Introduction; II. The Market Value of Medicinal Plants; III. A More Complete Valuation; IV. Concluding Remarks; Acknowledgement; References; Chapter 2. Qinghaosu (Artemisinin) as an Antimalarial Drug; I. Introduction; II. Artemisia annua and the Extraction of Artemisinin; III. Chemical Studies; IV. Biological Studies; V. Toxicity; VI. Estimation of Artemisinin and its Derivatives. VII. Metabolism and PharmacokineticsVIII. Clinical Studies; IX. Effect of Artemisinin and its Derivatives on other Parasites; X. The Potential Role of Artemisinin and its Derivatives for Malaria Control; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 3. The Azadirachtins-Their Potential for Insect Control; I. Introduction; II. Historical Review; III. Structures of the Azadirachtin Group; IV. Mode of Action of Azadirachtin; V. Future Potential of Azadirachtin; References; Chapter 4. Plant-Derived Molluscicides of Current Importance; I. Introduction. II. Major Classes of Natural Products Exhibiting Molluscicidal ActivityIII. Criteria for Efficient Plant Molluscicides; IV. Phytolacca dodecandra (Phytolaccaceae) (Endod); V. Swartzia madagascariensis (Leguminosae); VI. Ambrosia maritima (Compositae); VII. Other Promising Plant Molluscicides; VIII. Future Developments and Research Potential; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 5. Plant Compounds as Sources and Models of Insect-Control Agents; I. Introduction; II. Plant Compounds as Major Commercial Importance as Sources and Models of Insect-Control Agents. III. Plant Genera with Potential Commercial Importance as Sources of Insect-Control AgentsIV. Plant Compounds with Potential Commercial Importance in Insect Control; V. Future Potential of Plant Compounds as Insect-Control Agents; Acknowledgements; References; Index.
Series Title: Plants and Traditional Medicine.

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This series identifies areas of research in natural plant products that are of immediate or projected importance from a practical point of view. It reviews these areas in a concise and critical manner. Graduate students, researchers will find the timely reviews presented here to be invaluable. Decision makers in industry and government agencies will also find the material beneficial.

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