This book is a comprehensive guide to medical pharmacology for undergraduate students.
Beginning with an introduction to general pharmacology, the following sections cover numerous drugs for disorders in specific parts of the body, including the central nervous system, cardiovascular and renal system, and the blood. A complete section is dedicated to chemotherapeutic drugs.
The book is presented in an easy to read format, supported by more than 500 diagrams, figures, charts and illustrations. Each chapter ends with review questions for self assessment.
Comprehensive guide to medical pharmacology for undergraduate students
Covers drugs for disorders in different systems of the body
Review questions for self assessment in each chapter
Includes more than 500 diagrams, figures, charts and illustrations
AK Kapoor Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Rohilkhand Medical College, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India SM Raju Professor of Biochemistry, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Puducherry, India
SECTION 1 General Pharmacology Introduction and Terminology Routes of Drug Administration Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Biotransformation of Drugs SECTION 2 Drugs Affecting Autonomic Nervous System Autonomic Nervous Systems Adrenergic Drugs Cholinergic Drugs Antimyasthenic Drugs SECTION 3 Drugs Affecting Central Nervous System Central Nervous System Anxiolytics and Sedative-Hypnotics Antiepileptics General Anesthetics Local Anesthetics Parkinson's Disease Skeletal Muscle Relaxants Antipsychotic Drugs Central Nervous System Stimulants and Antidepressants Opioid Analgesic and Antagonists Ergot Alkaloids Alcohols Drug Abuse SECTION 4 Drugs Acting on Cardiovascular and Renal System Antihyperlipidemic Agents Anticoagulants Thrombolytic Drugs Antiplatelet Drugs Antiarrhythmic Drugs Vasoactive Drugs Cardioinhibitory Drugs Cardiostimulatory Drugs Diuretics Antihypertensive Drugs Antianginal Drugs Cardiac Glycosides SECTION 5 Endocrine Drugs Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormones Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs Adrenocorticosteroids and their Antagonists Insulin Gonadal Hormones and their Inhibitors Agents Affecting Bone Mineral Homeostasis SECTION 6 Drugs used to Treat Diseases of Blood Drugs used in Disorders of Coagulation Drugs used in Diseases of Hematopoietic System SECTION 7 Drugs Affecting Other Systems Pulmonary Pharmacology: Asthma Gastrointestinal Drugs Anthelmintic Drugs SECTION 8 Chemotherapeutic Drugs Antibacterial Drugs Antimycobacterial Agents Antiviral Drugs Antifungal Drugs Antiprotozoal Drugs Urinary Antiseptics Cancer Chemotherapy Drugs Affecting the Immune System SECTION 9 Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Drugs Anti-inflammatory Drugs Antirheumatic Drugs Drugs for Gout