Applications in Medicine, Homeland Defence and Space
21st July 2008
- ISBN 9781845933951
- Language English
- Pages 304 pp.
- Size 6.875" x 9.75"
Despite years of research world-over, non-toxic and effective radiomodulators remain elusive. In recent years, there has been a shift towards the use of herbals, which are also apparently being viewed as sources of promising radiomodulatory drugs. This book discusses the potential of radiation countermeasure agents and radiosensitizers of herbal origin, their multifaceted mode of action, specifically the use of the former in a nuclear theatre of operations, rescue operations and deep space missions in addition to their application during radiotherapy.
Natural products for Radiomodulation (Radioprotection/Radiosensitization) • Phytomedicine in Radioprotection and Management of Radiation Injuries • Dietary Ingredients/ Nutraceuticals for Buiological and Behavioral Radioprotection • Mechanistic Studies to Elucidiate Mechanism of Action and Designing of Novel Radiomodulators • Radiomodulation by Natural Plant Products for Improving Cancer Therapy