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Treatment of Cutaneous Lymphosarcoma

Glucocorticoids remain the mainstay of treatment of cutaneous T cell-rich, B cell lymphoma. Tumor regression is typically noted following the systemic administration of dexamethasone (0.02-0.2 mg/kg IV, IM or PO q24h) or prednisolone (1-2 mg/kg PO q24h). In these authors’ experience, dexamethasone proves more effective than prednisolone in treating lymphosarcoma. Once cutaneous lesions have regressed… Read More »

Drugs Acting On The Reproductive System

Drugs used to promote gonadal function Sex hormones Prostaglandins Myometrial stimulants Myometrial relaxants Prolactin antagonists Non-hormonal abortificants Drugs for uterine infections Many drugs are used at different stages of the oestrous cycle to manage the response of the reproductive system; these are summarised in Table Drags affecting the reproductive system. Table Drags affecting the reproductive… Read More »

Progestogens

Progestogens are steroids that mimic the effects of progesterone and thus prepare and maintain the female reproductive tract for implantation and pregnancy. They cause development of the mammary glands to the point of lactation. Progestogens exert a negative feedback on the hypothalmic-pituitary axis suppressing the secretion of gonadotrophins, and thereby cyclical ovarian activity, which normally… Read More »