CHALK & BLACKBOARD PRESENTATION
Clara Le Goff
Created on March 6, 2022
Natural substance of medicinne
- Where does the substance come from ?
- Who discovered it ?
- What is it used for ?
- How is it used ?
-Vinblastine is a toxin extracted from Madagascar periwinkle.
-It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cells.
How and who discoverd it ?
In 1952 in Jamaique Clark Noble, a doctor received from a patient leaves from an appriesso from Madagascar
Clark Noble gave it to his brother Robert Noble. This one noted a significant activity on the bone marrow and on the number of white blood cells
it was in 1954 with the chemist Charles T.Beer that Robert noble discovered a powerful alkaloid in its leaves: vinblastine
Vinblastine is a type of chemotherapy.
It allows the treatment of several cancers such as lung. Indeed it will stop the development of cells carrying the mutation
Bone or joint pain
Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
Muscle pain or weakness