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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

Ôā∑¬†¬† Introduction and¬† scope of Pharmacology

Ôā∑¬†¬† Various routes of drug administration – advantages and disadvantages

Ôā∑¬†¬† Drug ¬†absorption ¬†– ¬†definition, ¬†types, ¬†factors ¬†affecting drug absorption

Ôā∑¬†¬† Bioavailability and ¬†the factors affecting bioavailability

Ôā∑¬†¬† Drug¬† ¬†distribution¬† ¬†– ¬†definition,¬† ¬†factors¬† ¬†affecting¬† ¬†drug distribution

Ôā∑¬†¬† Biotransformation¬† ¬†of¬† ¬†drugs¬† ¬†–¬† ¬†Definition,¬† ¬†types¬† ¬†of biotransformation reactions, factors influencing drug metabolisms

Ôā∑¬†¬† Excretion of drugs – Definition, routes of drug excretion

Ôā∑¬†¬† General¬† ¬†mechanisms¬† ¬†of¬† ¬†drug¬† ¬†action¬† ¬†and¬†¬† ¬†factors modifying drug action



2 Drugs Acting on the  Peripheral Nervous System

Ôā∑¬†¬† Steps involved in neurohumoral transmission

Ôā∑¬†¬† 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

Ôā∑ ¬†Miotics

Ôā∑ ¬†Mydriatics

Ôā∑ ¬†Drugs used in Glaucoma

4 Drugs Acting on the  Central Nervous System

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

Ôā∑¬†¬† General anaesthetics

Ôā∑¬†¬† Hypnotics and ¬†sedatives

Ôā∑¬†¬† Anti-Convulsant drugs

Ôā∑¬†¬† Anti-anxiety drugs

Ôā∑¬†¬† Anti-depressant drugs

Ôā∑¬†¬† Anti-psychotics

Ôā∑¬†¬† Nootropic agents

Ôā∑¬†¬† Centrally acting muscle relaxants

Ôā∑¬†¬† Opioid analgesics

5 Drugs Acting on the  Cardiovascular System

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

Ôā∑ ¬†Anti-hypertensive drugs

Ôā∑ ¬†Anti-anginal drugs

Ôā∑ ¬†Anti-arrhythmic drugs

Ôā∑ ¬†Drugs used in atherosclerosis and

Ôā∑ ¬†Congestive heart ¬†failure

Ôā∑ ¬†Drug therapy for shock

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

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Hematinic agents

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Anti-coagulants

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Anti-platelet agents

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Thrombolytic drugs

7 Definition,   classification,  pharmacological actions,  dose,

indications, and  contraindications of

Ôā∑ ¬†Bronchodilators

Ôā∑ ¬†Expectorants

Ôā∑ ¬†Anti-tussive agents

Ôā∑ ¬†Mucolytic agents

8 Drugs Acting on the  Gastro Intestinal Tract

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

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Anti-ulcer drugs

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Anti-emetics

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Laxatives and ¬†purgatives

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Anti-diarrheal drugs

9 Drugs Acting on the  Kidney

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

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Diuretics

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Anti-Diuretics

10 Hormones and Hormone Antagonists

Physiological and  pathological role and  clinical uses of

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Thyroid hormones

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Anti-thyroid drugs

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Parathormone

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Calcitonin

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Vitamin D

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Insulin

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Oral hypoglycemic agents

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Estrogen

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Progesterone

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Oxytocin

Ôā∑¬† ¬†Corticosteroids

11 Autocoids

Ôā∑ ¬†Physiological¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† role¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† of ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Histamine,¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 5 ¬†¬†¬†¬† HT¬†¬†¬†¬† and


Ôā∑ ¬†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:

Ôā∑ ¬†Penicillins

Ôā∑ ¬†Cephalosporins

Ôā∑ ¬†Aminoglycosides

Ôā∑ ¬†Fluoroquinolones

Ôā∑ ¬†Macrolides

Ôā∑ ¬†Tetracyclines

Ôā∑ ¬†Sulphonamides

Ôā∑ ¬†Anti-tubercular drugs

Ôā∑ ¬†Anti-fungal drugs

Ôā∑ ¬†Anti-viral drugs

Ôā∑ ¬†Anti-amoebic agents

Ôā∑ ¬†Anthelmintics

Ôā∑ ¬†Anti-malarial agents

Ôā∑ ¬†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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