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A Simple Qualitative Test for Deterioration of Cycloserine

Nageswara Rao, K V and Kailasam, S and Nair, N G K (1968) A Simple Qualitative Test for Deterioration of Cycloserine. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 39 (5). pp. 842-844. ISSN 00429686

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An accompanying paper from this Centrec reports deterioration of cycloserine in humid tropical climates and recommends various preventive measures. However, in spite of all precautions, it would be advisable for those using cycloserine in humid climates to ensure periodically that there. is no loss of drug content. Quantitative assay procedures (for example, that described by Jones d), although very desirable, are cumbersome and cannot be undertaken in institutions with limited laboratory facilities. A simple qualitative test that can be used under these circumstances is described below. The test is based on the observation that samples of deteriorated cycloserine form yellow solutions when dissolved in dilute alkali.

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Biostatistics
Divisions: Statistics
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 11:26
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 06:25

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