General Guidelines for Methodologies on Research and Evaluation of Traditional Medicine
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Ver el documentoAcknowledgements
Ver el documentoForeword
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoIntroduction
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido1. Methodologies for Research and Evaluation of Herbal Medicines
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido2. Methodologies for Research and Evaluation of Traditional Procedure-Based Therapies
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido3. Clinical Research
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido4. Other Issues and Considerations
Ver el documentoReferences
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAnnexes
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAnnex I. Guidelines for the Assessment of Herbal Medicinesa
Cerrar esta carpetaAnnex II. Research Guidelines for Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Herbal Medicinesa
Ver el documentoDefinition of Terms
Ver el documentoGuidelines for Toxicity Investigation of Herbal Medicines
Ver el documentoAcute Toxicity Test
Ver el documentoLong-Term Toxicity Test
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAnnex III. Report of a WHO Consultation on Traditional Medicine and AIDS: Clinical Evaluation of Traditional Medicines and Natural Productsa
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAnnex IV. Definition of Levels of Evidence and Grading of Recommendationa
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAnnex V. Guidelines for Levels and Kinds of Evidence to Support Claims for Therapeutic Goodsa
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAnnex VI. Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Trials on Pharmaceutical Productsa
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAnnex VII. Guidance for Industry: Significant Scientific Agreement in the Review of Health Claims for Conventional Foods and Dietary Supplementsa
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAnnex VIII. Guideline for Good Clinical Practicea
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenidoAnnex IX. WHO QOL (Quality of Life) User Manual: Facet Definitions and Response Scalesa
Ver el documentoAnnex X. Participants in the WHO Consultation on Methodologies for Research and Evaluation of Traditional Medicine
 

Definition of Terms

Herbal medicine

A plant-derived material or preparation with therapeutic or other human health benefits which contains either raw or processed ingredients from one or more plants. In some traditions materials of inorganic or animal origin may also be present.

Characterizing compound

A natural constituent of a plant part that may be used to assure the identity or quality of a plant preparation, but is not necessarily responsible for the plant’s biological or therapeutic activity.

Biological activity

A change in the base-line function of an animal or part of an animal brought about by the administration of a test substance.

Therapeutic activity

An intervention that results in the amelioration of the manifestations of human disease.

Processed plant materials

Plant materials treated according to traditional procedures to improve their safety and/or efficacy, to facilitate their clinical use, or to make medicinal preparations.

Medicinal preparations of plant materials

Medicinal preparations that contain one or more of the following: powdered plant materials, extracts, purified extracts, or partially purified active substances isolated from plant materials. In certain cases, materials of animal or mineral origin may also be included in such preparations.

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