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This book deals with all the topics of Pharmacology and toxicology as for the syllabus of D Pharm second year. This book helps the students to understand the pharmacology. The line and diagrams will go a long way in simplifying the task of explaining concepts in general pharmacology. Several newer drugs and their mechanisms of actions have been included to make the book more relevant and up to date. The easy flow of presentation in the textbook will make the process of learning the subject easier for the students.

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ISBN 978-93-91334-45-1
Publishers R. Narain Publishers & Distributors
Author Dr. Abhinav P. Mishra, Dakshina Gupta & Anurita Rajpoot
Binding Paperback
Edition 1/e
Price 250
Year 2021
Pages 224
Subject Text Book of Pharmacology (ER2020-21T)
Weight 250 g

Table of Content

1 General Pharmacology

   Introduction and  scope of Pharmacology

   Various routes of drug administration – advantages and disadvantages

   Drug  absorption  –  definition,  types,  factors  affecting drug absorption

   Bioavailability and  the factors affecting bioavailability

   Drug   distribution   –  definition,   factors   affecting   drug distribution

   Biotransformation   of   drugs   –   Definition,   types   of biotransformation reactions, factors influencing drug metabolisms

   Excretion of drugs – Definition, routes of drug excretion

   General   mechanisms   of   drug   action   and    factors modifying drug action



2 Drugs Acting on the  Peripheral Nervous System

   Steps involved in neurohumoral transmission

   Definition, classification, pharmacological actions, dose, indications, and  contraindications of


a)   Cholinergic drugs

b)   Anti-Cholinergic drugs c)   Adrenergic drugs

d)   Anti-adrenergic drugs

e)   Neuromuscular blocking agents

f)     Drugs used in Myasthenia gravis g)   Local anaesthetic agents

h)    Non-Steroidal            Anti-Inflammatory              drugs


3 Drugs Acting on the  Eye

Definition,  classification,  pharmacological actions,  dose, indications and  contraindications of

  Miotics

  Mydriatics

  Drugs used in Glaucoma

4 Drugs Acting on the  Central Nervous System

Definition,   classification,   pharmacological   actions,   dose, indications, and  contraindications of

   General anaesthetics

   Hypnotics and  sedatives

   Anti-Convulsant drugs

   Anti-anxiety drugs

   Anti-depressant drugs

   Anti-psychotics

   Nootropic agents

   Centrally acting muscle relaxants

   Opioid analgesics

5 Drugs Acting on the  Cardiovascular System

Definition,  classification,  pharmacological actions,  dose, indications, and  contraindications of

  Anti-hypertensive drugs

  Anti-anginal drugs

  Anti-arrhythmic drugs

  Drugs used in atherosclerosis and

  Congestive heart  failure

  Drug therapy for shock

6 Drugs Acting on Blood and Blood Forming Organs Definition,   classification,  pharmacological actions,  dose, indications, and  contraindications of

   Hematinic agents

   Anti-coagulants

   Anti-platelet agents

   Thrombolytic drugs

7 Definition,   classification,  pharmacological actions,  dose,

indications, and  contraindications of

  Bronchodilators

  Expectorants

  Anti-tussive agents

  Mucolytic agents

8 Drugs Acting on the  Gastro Intestinal Tract

Definition,   classification,  pharmacological actions,  dose, indications, and  contraindications of

   Anti-ulcer drugs

   Anti-emetics

   Laxatives and  purgatives

   Anti-diarrheal drugs

9 Drugs Acting on the  Kidney

Definition,   classification,  pharmacological   actions, dose, indications, and  contraindications of

   Diuretics

   Anti-Diuretics

10 Hormones and Hormone Antagonists

Physiological and  pathological role and  clinical uses of

   Thyroid hormones

   Anti-thyroid drugs

   Parathormone

   Calcitonin

   Vitamin D

   Insulin

   Oral hypoglycemic agents

   Estrogen

   Progesterone

   Oxytocin

   Corticosteroids

11 Autocoids

  Physiological      role      of       Histamine,       5      HT     and


  Classification,  clinical  uses, and   adverse effects  of antihistamines and  5 HT antagonists

12 Chemotherapeutic  Agents: Introduction,  basic  principles

of chemotherapy of infections, infestations and neoplastic diseases, Classification, dose, indication and contraindications of drugs belonging to following classes:

  Penicillins

  Cephalosporins

  Aminoglycosides

  Fluoroquinolones

  Macrolides

  Tetracyclines

  Sulphonamides

  Anti-tubercular drugs

  Anti-fungal drugs

  Anti-viral drugs

  Anti-amoebic agents

  Anthelmintics

  Anti-malarial agents

  Anti-neoplastic agents

13 Biologicals

Definition,  types, and  indications  of biological  agents with examples



  1. Comprehensive coverage of theoretical and diagrammatical aspects of pharmaceutics.
  2. All intricate aspects are explained by simple, lucid and specific explanations and substantiated with neat and elaborate diagrammatic sketches.
  3. Examples from pharmaceutics are included extensively.


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