Rachel M Pearson

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The effort to develop vaginal contraceptives began in the distant past and is still underway today. 1000 years ago, South American Indians inserted into the vagina bark strips impregnated with quinine. In medieval times women used vaginal inserts of cloth soaked in honey or vinegar. Quinine pessaries were introduced into Europe in the late 1800s, and in(More)
The term 'neuroleptic' originated from animal experiments--these drugs caused profound sedation and abnormal posturing as if the animal had been 'seized' (Greek 'lepsis', meaning seizure). All early neuroleptic drugs had antipsychotic actions and vice versa. Now there are drugs which are potent antipsychotics without the classic neuroleptic actions known as(More)
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