Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Golykov A.G.

Saratov State Medical University n.a. VI. Razumovsky, head of department of pharmaceutical chemist, doctor of chemist science

Antimicrobial activity of peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita L.)

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №4 Pages: 787-790
Heading: Clinical Pharmacology Article type: Original article
Authors: Raikova S.V., Golikov A.G., Shub G.M., Durnova N.A., Shapoval O.G., Rakhmetova A.Yu.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

Рurposе. To study antimicrobial activity of fume of the essential oil of peppermint against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Materials and methods: The screening study of antimicrobial activity of solutions of essential oil by disk-diffusion method and activity of essential oil fume of own preparation and pharmaceutical form of oil according to standard strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Esсherichia coli and 12 clinical strains of staphylococci (6 methicillin-resistant and 6 methicillin-sensitive) has been carried out. Results: Essential oil of own preparation and pharmaceutical form showed equal antimicrobial activity against strains of staphylococci. Essential oil of own preparation has been determined to reveal higher activity against gram-negative strains. Conclusion: Received data have proved the presence of antimicrobial activity against all strains of microorganisms and mostly against staphy-lococci

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Methodological approach to complex educational and research works

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №1 Pages: 162-165
Heading: Pedagogics and Education Article type: Author's opinion
Authors: Pantyukhin A.M., Protopopov А.А., Averyanov А.Р., Golikov A.G., Gorshkova N.V., Novokreshchenov I.N.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

The important problem of higher professional education is preparation of specialists possessing skills in high technology equipment. Problem realization is directed to interdisciplinary educational research works and complex final qualifying works on for example working out of pharmaceutical preparations, biologically active additives to food and cosmetic means. The given work includes step-by-step decision of the problem put before students and it should be analogical relevant to dissertations on specialty «pharmacy». From the point of view of methodological approach concerning the choice of candidature and work theme the following categories of students according to their progress and type of personality are allocated: «stars», «fellow travelers» and «good students». On this basis various methodological approaches for work with «stars», «fellow travelers» and «good students» are considered in the article

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