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Essentials of Medical Pharmacology

K D Tripathi

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ISBN 10: 8184480857 / ISBN 13: 9788184480856
Published by Jaypee Brothers Medical Pub, New Delhi, 2008
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Contents I. General Pharmacological Principles 1. Introduction routes of drug administration. 2. Pharmacokinetics membrane transport absorption and distribution of drugs. 3. Pharmacokinetics metabolism and excretion of drugs kinetics of elimination. 4. Pharmacodynamics mechanism of drug action receptor pharmacology. 5. Aspects of pharmacotherapy clinical pharmacology and drug development. 6. Adverse drug effects. II. Drugs acting on autonomic nervous system Autonomic nervous system general considerations. 7. Cholinergic system and drugs. 8. Anticholinergic drugs and drugs acting on autonomic Ganglia. 9. Andrenergic system and drugs. 10. Antiadrenergic drugs (Adrenergic receptor antagonists) and drugs for Glaucoma. III. Autacoids and related drugs 11. Histamine and antihistaminics. 12. 5 Hydroxytryptamine its antagonists and drug therapy of migraine. 13. Prostaglandins Leukotrienes (Eicosanoids) and Platelet Activating factor. 14. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and antipyretic analgesics. 15. Antirheumatoid and antigout drugs. IV. Respiratory system drugs 16. Drugs for cough and bronchial asthma. V. Hormones and related drugs Introduction. 17. Anterior pituitary hormones. 18. Thyroid hormone and thyroid inhibitors. 19. Insulin oral hypoglycaemic drugs and glucagon. 20. Corticosteroids. 21. Androgens and drugs for erectile dysfunction. 22. Estrogens progestins and contraceptives. 23. Oxytocin and other drugs acting on uterus. 24. Drugs affecting calcium balance. VI. Drugs acting on Peripheral (somatic) nervous system 25. Skeletal muscle relaxants. 26. Local anaesthetics. VII. Drugs acting on central nervous system 27. General anaesthetics. 28. Ethyl and methyl alcohols. 29. Sedative hypnotics. 30. Antiepileptic drugs. 31. Antiparkinsonian drugs. 32. Drugs used in mental illness antipsychotic and antimanic drugs. 33. Drugs used in mental illness antidepressant and antianxiety drugs. 34. Opioid analgesics and antagonists. 35. CNS stimulants and cognition enhancers. VIII. Cardiovascular Drugs Cardiac electrophysiological considerations 36. Drugs affecting renin angiotensin system and plasma kinins. 37. Cardiac glycosides and drugs for heart failure. 38. Antiarrhythmic drugs. 39. Antianginal and other anti ischaemic drugs. 40. Antihypertensive drugs. IX. Drugs acting on kidney Relevant physiology of urine formation 41. Diuretics. 42. Antidiuretics. X. Drugs affecting blood and blood formation 43. Haematinics and erythropoietin. 44. Drugs affecting coagulation bleeding and thrombosis. 45. Hypolipidaemic drugs and plasma expanders. XI. Gastrointestinal drugs 46. Drugs for peptic ulcer. 47. Drugs for emesis reflux and digestive disorders. 48. Drugs for constipation and diarrhoea. XII. Antimicrobial drugs 49. Antimicrobial drugs general considerations. 50. Sulfonamides cotrimoxazole and quinolones. 51. Beta Lactam antibiotics. 52. Tetracyclines and chloramphenicol (Broad spectrum antibiotics). 53. Aminoglycoside antibiotics. 54. Macrolide lincosamide glycopeptide and other antibacterial antibiotics urinary antiseptics. 55. Antitubercular drugs. 56. Antileprotic drugs. 57. Antifungal drugs. 58. Antiviral drugs. 59. Antimalarial drugs. 60. Antiamoebic and other antiprotozoal drugs. 61. Anthelmintic drugs. XIII. Chemotherapy of neoplastic diseases 62. Anticancer drugs. XIV. Miscellaneous drugs 63. Immunosuppressants gene therapy. 64. Drugs acting on skin and mucous membranes. 65. Antiseptics disinfectants and ectoparasiticides. 66. Chelating agents. 67. Vitamins. 68. Vaccines and sera. 69. Drug interactions. Selected references for further reading. Appendices i. List of essential medicines. ii. Prescribing in pregnancy. iii. Drugs in breastfeeding. iv. Drugs and fixed dose combinations banned in India. Index. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology provides broad coverage from principles of drug action to basis of their therapeutic use and skill of rational selection of drugs. Mechanisms of drug action are explained in a simplified manner. Bookseller Inventory # 73228

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Title: Essentials of Medical Pharmacology

Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Pub, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

Edition: Sixth edition

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This book provides a broad coverage from principles of drug action to basis of their therapeutic use and skill of rational selection of drugs. Also mechanisms of drug action are explained in a simplified manner. Essential pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic and information of dosage is included to enable prescribing with understanding and confidence.

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KD Tripathi MD Ex-Director, Professor and Head of Pharmacology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated LN and GB Pant Hospitals, New Delhi, India

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