Table of Contents

Front Cover; Contents; Preface; About the Authors; Chapter 1 - Introduction; Chapter 2 - Antimicrobial Compounds; Chapter 3 - Antiprotozoal Compounds; Chapter 4 - Antihelmintic Compounds; Chapter 5 - Antiviral Compounds; Chapter 6 - Anticancer Compounds; Chapter 7 - Antioxidant Compounds; Chapter 8 - Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Compounds; Chapter 9 - Antidiabetic Compounds; Chapter 10 - Anticoagulant Compounds; Chapter 11 - CNS Disorders; Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Compounds; References; Compounds; Back Cover "Freshwater ecosystems are known for their key role as enhancers of oxygen and water quality and providers of habitat and food to the associated fauna. The bioactive compounds or secondary metabolites such as antibiotics, mycotoxins, alkaloids, phenolic compounds and growth compounds have been reported to show various activities ranging from antimicrobial and antiviral to cytotoxicity and immunomodulation. They serve as sources of valuable pharmaceutical compounds in the development of modern drugs. Taking a comprehensive look at freshwater pharmaceutical compounds, this book presents about 120 species of biomedically important aquatic plants and their pharmaceutical compounds"--