A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON HYDROGELS


Santhi Priya. Nagam, A. Naga Jyothi, J. Poojitha, Santhosh Aruna, Rama Rao Nadendla

Abstract


Polymers play a vital role in pharmaceutical development. Efforts have been continuously made to search a polymer that act in a controlled& desired way. Hydrogel development has solved many such issues. Hydrogels are hydrophilic, three-dimensional networks. Which are able to imbibe large amounts of water or biological fluids & thus resembles to a large extent, a biological tissue. They are insoluble due to the presence of physical or chemical crosslinks such as entanglements& crystallites. These materials can be synthesized to respond to a number of physiological stimuli present in the body, such as PH, ionic strength, temperature. The main aim of this article is to give a concise review on introduction, preparation methods, types, & various applications of hydrogels in the pharmaceutical field.

Keywords: Hydrogels, Types of hydrogels, Preparation methods, Applications.

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A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON HYDROGELS

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07-01-2016

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International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research
Vol 8, Issue 1, 2016 Page: 19-23

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Santhi Priya. Nagam
Department of Pharmaceutics, Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guntur, A. P.

A. Naga Jyothi
Department of Pharmaceutics, Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guntur, A. P.

J. Poojitha
Department of Pharmaceutics, Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guntur, A. P.

Santhosh Aruna
Department of Pharmaceutics, Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guntur, A. P.

Rama Rao Nadendla
Department of Pharmaceutics, Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guntur, A. P.


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