Abhijeet P Joshi

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BACKGROUND Epidemic diphtheria is still poorly understood and continues to challenge both developing and developed countries. In the backdrop of poor immunization coverage, non-existent adult boosters, weak case based surveillance and persistence of multiple foci, there is a heightened risk of re-emergence of the disease in epidemic forms in India.(More)
The mode of action of a purified toxin from Naja naja naja (Indian cobra) venom was investigated in frog rectus abdominis muscle, chick biventer cervicis muscle, cat tibialis anterior muscle (close-arterial) and in both innervated and denervated rat diaphragm muscle preparations. The toxin inhibited the acetylcholine responses of rectus abdominis muscle.(More)
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