Pharmacology (ER20-21T) Free Notes Download – D. Pharm

 Chapter 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

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Chapter 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 (NSAIDs)

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Chapter 3

Drugs Acting on the Eye
Definition, classification, pharmacological actions, dose, indications and contraindications of
• Miotics
• Mydriatics
• Drugs used in Glaucoma

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Chapter 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

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Chapter 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

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Chapter 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

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Chapter 7

Definition, classification, pharmacological actions, dose, indications, and contraindications of
• Bronchodilators
• Expectorants
• Anti-tussive agents
• Mucolytic agents

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Chapter 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

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Chapter 9

Drugs Acting on the Kidney
Definition, classification, pharmacological actions, dose, indications, and contraindications of
• Diuretics
• Anti-Diuretics

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Chapter 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

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Chapter 11

Autocoids
• Physiological role of Histamine, 5 HT and Prostaglandins
• Classification, clinical uses, and adverse effects of
antihistamines and 5 HT antagonists

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Chapter 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

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Chapter 13

Biologicals
Definition, types, and indications of biological agents with examples

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