Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 186


Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology
BISAC: MED000000

This edited monograph contains five chapters that present advancements in the fields of medicine and biology. Chapter One provides a comprehensive review of the biological specimens used to monitor antipsychotic drugs as well as the analytical methods and sample preparation techniques used for their determination. Chapter Two focuses on estradiol and how it regulates the biology of innate and adaptive immune cell subpopulations, and how it may contribute to the resolution, exacerbation, or treatment for colorectal cancer. Chapter Three discusses the involvement of vitamin A in different areas such as embryonic development, development of the nervous system, and diseases. Chapter Four discusses environmentally friendly methods for the production of bismuth nitrate solutions and conditions for the hydrolytic purification of bismuth from the main metal impurities, specifies the compositions of the compounds used in medicine, and gives the production conditions for high purity bismuth compounds and the data on their toxicity. Finally, Chapter Five describes the use of gravitational mass spectroscopy to study the evolution of muscles.

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Chapter 1. Bioanalytical Methods for the Determination of Antipsychotics and Metabolites in Biological Samples
(Inês Pissarra, Hernani Marques, Pedro Cruz-Vicente, Tiago Rosado, Luís Passarinha, André R. T. S. Araujo, Mário Barroso, and Eugenia Gallardo – Centro de Investigação em Ciências da Saúde, Universidade da Beira Interior (CICS-UBI), Covilhã, Portugal, et al.)

Chapter 2. Role of 17B- Estradiol on Immune System Cells Function and Its Relationship with Colorectal Cancer
(Karen Elizabeth Nava-Castro, Claudia A. Garay-Canales, Yair Rodríguez-Santiago, Samira Muñoz-Cruz, Cristian Togno Peirce and Jorge Morales-Montor – Laboratorio de Genotoxicología y Mutagenesis Ambientales, Departamento de Ciencias Ambientales, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, et al.)

Chapter 3. Pathophysiological Implications of Vitamin A in the Human Biological System
(Sayeed Ghulam Razi, Chitrakshi Consul, Virendra Singh and Sonu Chand Thakur – Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, et al.)

Chapter 4. Processing of Bismuth to Produce Bismuth Compounds for Medicine
(Yu. M. Yukhin, O. A. Logutenko and E. S. Koledova – Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia)

Chapter 5. The Evolutionary Origin of Muscles
(A. Zubow, K. Zubow, and V. A. Zubow – Department Telecommunication Networks Group, TU Berlin, Germany, et al.)


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