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Medicinal resources of the tropical forest : biodiversity and its importance to human health

Author: Michael J Balick; Elaine Elisabetsky; Sarah A Laird
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [1996]
Series: Biology and resource management in the tropics series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A survey of the current literature on medicinal uses of tropical plants, detailing the drug discovery work of major pharmaceutical companies as well as smaller-scale regional efforts. Discusses habitat protection, ethical issues and intellectual property rights, and the practical aspects of natural products chemistry, in sections on biodiversity prospecting, drug development, and conservation; and country and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Balick; Elaine Elisabetsky; Sarah A Laird
ISBN: 0231101708 9780231101707 0231101716 9780231101714
OCLC Number: 32312412
Description: xiv, 440 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Natural products and medicine : an overview / Varro E. Tyler --
Biological diversity, chemical diversity, and the search for new pharmaceuticals / James D. McChesney --
Development of pharmaceutical companies based on plant products : suggested approaches / Douglas Davidson, Peter J. Hylands, William Rod Sharp, and Roy W. Stahlhut --
Chemical approaches to the study of ethnomedicines / Domingos Sávio Nunes --
The contribution of the physician to medicinal plant research / Douglas C. Daly and Charles F. Limbach --
Conservation and tropical medicinal plant research / Steven R. King --
Higher plants versus microorganisms : their future in pharmaceutical research / Georg Albers-Schönberg --
Topotecan development : an example of the evolution of natural product drug discovery research / Brad K. Carté and Randall K. Johnson --
Shaman pharmaceuticals' approach to drug development / Lisa A. Conte --
Drug discovery and development at the National Cancer Institute : the role of natural products of plant origin / Gordon M. Cragg and Michael R. Boyd --
The Merck/INBio agreement : a pharmaceutical company perspective / Lynn Helena Caporale --
Biodiversity prospecting / Walter V. Reid, Sarah A. Laird, Carrie A. Meyer, Rodrigo Gámez, Ana Sittenfeld, Danile Janzen, Michael A. Gollin, and Calestous Juma --
Property rights and genetic resources : a framework for analysis / Jack R. Kloppenburg Jr. and Michael J. Balick --
Monetizing the pharmaceutical benefits of plants / Peter P. Principe --
Capturing the pharmaceutical value of species information : opportunities for developing countries / Bruce A. Aylward. Resource utilization and conservation of biodiversity in Africa / Maurice M. Iwu --
The economic value and potential for plant-derived pharmaceuticals from Ghana / G.T. Odamtten, E. Laing, and D.K. Abbiw --
The Rwanda experience in enhancing and commercializing the use of traditional medicinal plants / Luc Van Puyvelde --
The role of medicinal plants in health care in India / James A. Duke --
A standardized Commiphora wightii preparation for management of hyperlipidemic disorders / B.N. Dhawan --
Plant explorations in Asia under the sponsorship of the National Cancer Institute, 1986-1991 : an overview / Djaja Doel Soejarto, Charlotte Gyllenhaal, Peter S. Ashton, and S.H. Sohmer --
Medicinal plants of Mexico : a program for their scientific validation / Xavier Lozoya --
TRAMIL : a research project on the medicinal plant resources of the Caribbean / Lionel Robineau and Djaja Doel Soejarto --
Ethnopharmacological studies and biological conservation in Belize / Michael J. Balick, Rosita Arvigo, Gregory Shropshire, and Robert Mendelsohn --
Tropical medicinal plant conservation and development projects : the case of the Costa Rican National Institute of Biodiversity (INBio) / Ana Sittenfeld --
FENAMAD's program in traditional medicine : an integrated approach to health care in the Peruvian Amazon / Miguel N. Alexiades and Didier Lacaze D. --
Environment, society, and disease : the response of phytotherapy to disease among the Warao Indians of the Orinoco Delta / Werner Wilbert --
Medicinal plant research in Brazil : data from regional and national meetings / Alba R.M. Souza Brito and Antonio A. Souza Brito --
Community ethnobotany : setting foundations for an informed decision on trading rain forest resources / Elaine Elisabetsky --
Appendix: Manual for plant collections / Elaine Elisabetsky, Rachel Trajber, and Lin Chao Ming --
Epilogue / Richard Deertrack.
Series Title: Biology and resource management in the tropics series.
Other Titles: Biodiversity and its importance to human health
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Balick, Elaine Elisabetsky, Sarah A. Laird.

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