Pharmacology 3

Unit 1

1. Pharmacology of drugs acting on Respiratory system

  • Anti -asthmatic drugs
  • Drugs used in the management of COPD
  • Expectorants and antitussives
  • Nasal decongestants
  • Respiratory stimulants

2. Pharmacology of drugs acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Antiulcer agents.
  • Drugs for constipation and diarrhoea.
  • Appetite stimulants and suppressants.
  • Digestants and carminatives.
  • Emetics and anti-emetics.

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Unit 2

3. Chemotherapy

  • General principles of chemotherapy.
  • Sulfonamides and cotrimoxazole.
  • Antibiotics- Penicillins, cephalosporins, chloramphenicol, macrolides, quinolones and fluoroquinolins, tetracycline and aminoglycosides

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Unit 3

3. Chemotherapy

  • Antitubercular agents
  • Antileprotic agents
  • Antifungal agents
  • Antiviral drugs
  • Anthelmintics
  • Antimalarial drugs
  • Antiamoebic agents

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Unit 4

3. Chemotherapy

  • Urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Chemotherapy of malignancy

4. Immunopharmacology

  • Immunostimulants
  • Immunosuppressant Protein drugs, monoclonal antibodies, target drugs to antigen, biosimilars

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Unit 5

5. Principles of toxicology

  • Definition and basic knowledge of acute, subacute and chronic toxicity.
  • Definition and basic knowledge of genotoxicity, carcinogenicity, teratogenicity and mutagenicity
  • General principles of treatment of poisoning
  • Clinical symptoms and management of barbiturates, morphine, organophosphosphorus compound and lead, mercury and arsenic poisoning.

6. Chronopharmacology

  • Definition of rhythm and cycles.
  • Biological clock and their significance leading to chronotherapy

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