By Rajesh Arora

ISBN-10: 1845933958

ISBN-13: 9781845933951

ISBN-10: 1845934458

ISBN-13: 9781845934453

Regardless of years of study world-over, non-toxic and potent radiomodulators stay elusive. lately, there was a shift in the direction of using herbals, that are additionally it seems that being considered as assets of promising radiomodulatory medications. This e-book discusses the opportunity of radiation countermeasure brokers and radiosensitizers of natural foundation, their multifaceted mode of motion, in particular using the previous in a nuclear theatre of operations, rescue operations and deep house missions as well as their program in the course of radiotherapy.

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5. Radioprotectors for possible applications in space. In fact, amifostine was taken by US astronauts, on their first visit to the moon, to protect them against intense radiation from possible solar flares. , 2007). The promise of herbal agents in rendering protection against space radiation has also been established. Olive oil has been shown to enhance the DNA repair efficacy of space astronauts. Bowman-Birk inhibitor (a soybean-derived serine protease inhibitor) and its enriched extract (BBI concentrate (BBIC)) have been shown to suppress radiation-induced malignant transformation (Kennedy, 1993, 1998).

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Health Physics 89(5), 531–545. , Islam, F. K. (2007) Behavioural protection by Mentha spicata Linn. against radiation-induced conditioned taste aversion: A comparative study with a radioprotective calcium channel-blocking drug. Indian Journal of Radiation Research 4(1), 47–56. P. K. (2005) Zingiber officinale Rosc. modulates gamma radiation–induced conditioned taste aversion. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behaviour 81, 864–870. , Arora, R. K. (2006) Ginger: Evaluation of its Antiemetic and Behavioral Radioprotective Properties.

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