Drug Absorption Through The Vaginauterus

A wide range of drugs have been studied for vaginal absoprtion. These include steroid hormones such as progesterone and oestrogen, prostaglandins, iodides and salicylates5, peanut proteins, bacterial antigens and poly vinyl alcohol (m. w. 25,000 Daltons)6. Insulin, hydrocyanic acid, iodides, strychnine, pilocarpine, atropine, quinine and oxyquinolone are rapidly absorbed from cat and dog vaginas5. Quinine and phenol red are absorbed slowly and methylene blue only in very small quantities.

A recently reported observation is that drugs administered intravaginally accumulate in uterine tissue. This has been reported for danazol, terbutaline and progesterone7-9. These findings have lead to the hypothesis that there is a direct transport mechanism from vagina to uterus or a "uterine-first pass effect"9.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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