Chapter 34

Miscellaneous Agents

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Describe obesity, risks of obesity and currently available treatments

  • Male erectile dyfunction (MED), mechanism of action, and synthesis of drugs used for treatment of MED

  • Migraine and its treatment

  • Brief study on anti-asthma drug, anti-thyroid drugs antiplatelet, anti-cough drugs

  • To study about diagnostic agents, antiseptics and pharmaceutical aid

34.1 ANTI-OBESITY DRUGS

Obesity    is the most common metabolic disease in developed nations. The World Health Organization has estimated that worldwide over one billion adults are overweight, with at least 300 million of them being obese. The increasing prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents is of great concern and suggests ...

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