Ihsanullah completes PhD

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Research scholar Ihsanullah has been recommended for the award of Ph. D degree after successfully defending his thesis in public defence held at Video Conferencing Hall University of Peshawar. His topic of research was, “Evaluation of some selected medicinal plants and their combinations in Cisplatin induced vomiting in vomit models; behavioral neurochemical correlates“. The scholar in his research has proved that the extracts of Bacopa moniera, Zingiber officinale and cannabis sativa have the potential to relieve cancer chemotherapy induced vomiting. He said that Cancer was one of the fatal diseases which treated with cytotoxic drugs including Cisplating vomiting was one of the major adverse drug reaction of these drugs which has been the major reason of the patient non compliance and ultimately lead to refusal of curative treatment. Therefore it was need of the day to unveil such drugs which may be cost effective and superior to the already available anti emetic drugs such as ondansetron and metoclopromide. Prof. Dr. Fazal Subhan of the Department of Pharmacy University of Peshawar was his Ph. D supervisor while Dr. Nasiara Karim served as his external examiner.

Source: The Frontier Post