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Pharmacology: A Comprehensive Approach
Author(s) :Ravi Shankar. K, Kiranmayi G.V.N

ISBN : 9789383635566
Name : Pharmacology: A Comprehensive Approach
Price : 995.00
Author/s : Ravi Shankar. K, Kiranmayi G.V.N
Type : Text Book
Pages : 1320
Year of Publication : 2015
Publisher : PharmaMed Press/BSP Books
Binding : Paperback
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About the Book:

The first edition of Pharmacology: A Comprehensive Approach is a new book which covers many general and very important topics in Pharmacology. The book describes wide range of contents and it is divided into XVII sections comprising of 73 chapters and 5 Appendix. The various chapters present in this book contains wide range of topics and the authors have taken utmost care and consideration to enlighten and cover all important topics useful for all students in health sciences discipline. All the topics of the textbook are described in detail with several salient features covering mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects, therapeutic indications and drug interactions. This book is interspersed with tables and figures. This book will be an asset to all students of medical discipline since wide range of topics are covered.

Contents: PART I: GENERAL PRINCIPLES

Chapter – 1: Branches and Divisions of Pharmacology, Chapter – 2: Pharmacokinetics of Drugs, Chapter – 3: Drug Receptors and Pharmacodynamics, Chapter – 4: Drug Biotransformation,

PART II: DRUGS AFFECTING AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

Chapter – 5: General Considerations of Autonomic Nervous System, Chapter – 6: Cholinergic Drugs, Chapter – 7: Muscarinic Receptor Blocking Drugs, Chapter – 8: Adrenergic Drugs, Chapter – 9: Adrenergic Blocking Drugs, Chapter – 10: Ganglionic Stimulating and Blocking Agents, Chapter – 11: Skeletal Muscle Relaxants,

PART III: DRUGS AFFECTING CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

Chapter – 12: General Considerations of Central Nervous System, Chapter – 13: Neurodegenerative Diseases, Chapter – 14: General Anaesthetics, Chapter – 15: Sedative Hypnotics and Anxiolytic Drugs, Chapter – 16: Neuroleptics, Chapter – 17: Antidepressants, Chapter – 18: Antiepileptic Drugs, Chapter – 19: Opioid Analgesics, Chapter – 20: Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Chapter – 21: CNS Stimulants, Chapter – 22: Drug Dependence and Drug Abuse, Chapter – 23: Local Anaesthetics,

PART IV: DRUGS AFFECTING ON CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Chapter – 24: Drugs Used in Heart Failure, Chapter – 25: Antiarrhythmic Drugs, Chapter – 26: Antianginal Drugs, Chapter – 27: Antihypertensives, Chapter – 28: Hypolipidemic Drugs,

PART V: DRUGS AFFECTING HAEMOSTASIS AND THROMBOSIS

Chapter – 29: Drugs and Blood Coagulation, Chapter – 30: Hemopoietic Drugs and Plasma Volume Expanders,

PART VI: DRUGS AFFECTING RENAL FUNCTION

Chapter – 31: Diuretics and Antidiuretics,

 PART VII: DRUGS AFFECTING ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

Chapter – 32: Pituitary Hormones, Chapter – 33: Thyroid, Parathyroid Hormones and Antithyroid Drugs, Chapter – 34: Insulin and Oral Hypoglycemic Drugs, Chapter – 35: Estrogens, Progestins and Androgens, Chapter – 36: Adrenal Hormones

 

PART VIII: DRUGS AFFECTING RESPIRATORY SYSTEMS

 

Chapter – 37: Drugs Used to Treat Asthma, Chapter – 38: Drugs Used to Treat Allergic Rhinitis, Chapter – 39: Drugs Used to Treat Cough, COPD and Cystic Fibrosism

 

PART IX: DRUGS AFFECTING GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT

 

Chapter – 40: Drugs Used to Treat Peptic, Ulcer Disease, Chapter – 41: Drugs Used in Constipation, Chapter – 42: Emetics and Antiemetic Drugs, Chapter – 43: Drugs Used in Diarrhoea, Chapter – 44: Digestants and GERD,

PART X: DRUGS USED FOR OTHER THERAPIES

Chapter – 45: Drugs Used to Treat Erectile Dysfunction, Chapter – 46: Drugs Used to Treat Osteoporosis, Chapter – 47: Drugs Used to Treat Obesity,

PART XI: BIOGENIC AMINES AND POLYPEPTIDES

Chapter – 48: Histamine and Antihistamines, Chapter – 49: 5-Hydroxytryptamine, its Agonists and Antagonists, Chapter – 50: Angiotensin, Kinins, Leukotrienes, Prostaglandins, Cytokines, Nitric Oxide and Platelet activating Factor Angiotensin

PART XII: CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC DRUGS

Chapter – 51: Sulfonamides, Trimethoprim and Cotrimoxazole, Chapter – 52: Cell Wall Inhibitors, Chapter – 53: Protein Synthesis Inhibitors, Chapter – 54: Quinolones and Urinary Antiseptics, Chapter – 55: Antimycobacterials, Chapter – 56: Antifungal Drugs, Chapter – 57: Antiprotozoal Drugs, Chapter – 58: Anthelmintic Drugs, Chapter – 59: Antiviral Drugs, Chapter – 60: Anticancer Drugs,

PART XIII: DRUGS USED IN SKIN AND EYE DISORDERS

Chapter – 61: Antiseptics and Disinfectants, Chapter – 62: Drugs Used to Treat Glaucoma, Chapter – 63: Drugs Used to Treat Psoriasis and Acne Vulgaris

PART XIV: TOXICOLOGY

Chapter – 64: Introduction to Toxicology, Chapter – 65: Heavy Metal Intoxication and Chelators,

PART XV: Miscellaneous

Chapter – 66: Management of the Poisoned Patient, Chapter – 67: Drugs Used to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gout, Chapter – 68: Drugs that Affect Uterine Function, Chapter – 69: Immunosuppressants and Immunostimulants, Chapter – 70: Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants, Chapter – 71: Drug Therapy in Pregnancy, Chapter – 72: Drugs Use during Lactation,

PART XVI: PHARMACOLOGY GATE AND GPAT PREVIOUS QUESTIONS

Chapter – 73: Multiple Choice, Linked and Match the Following Questions of Previous GATE and GPAT Examinations along with Answers

 APPENDIXES

 Appendix – 1: Gene Therapy, Appendix 2: Drug Discovery and Development, Appendix – 3: Abnormal Actions of Drugs, Appendix – 4: Classifications of Medications, Appendix – 5: Drug Interactions.

About the Authors: 

Dr.K.Ravishankar obtained his Bachelor and Master of Pharmacy in Pharmacology Specialization from University college of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy from Acharya Nagarjuna University. He was enriched with   24 Years Teaching & Professional Experience and worked as Assistant Professor at JSS College of Pharmacy, Shri Vishnu College of Pharmacy. He worked as senior pharmacist in Ministry of Health state of Bahrain, Worked as Assistant Professor in OMAR Mukhtar University and senior pharmacist in EL-BEIDA AL-THOWRA Hospital Libya. He served as Associate Professor at Aditya Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research and presently working as Professor & Principal in Sri Sai Aditya Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research. He published 68 Research Papers in various reputed journals and acts as reviewer for many journals and Several candidates are carrying out their Ph.D work under his guidance. He was awarded as “Best Teacher Award 2014 “by JNTU, Kakinada. He is an author of “Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapeutics“ published by Pharma Med Press.

  G. V. N. Kiranmayi completed M. Pharmacy in Pharmacology from Andhra University. She is GATE qualified and won many medals for her Academic excellence. Presently working as Assistant Professor in Sri Sai Aditya Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research. She has published many research publications in various reputed journals. She is an Co-author of  “Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapeutics“ published by Pharma Med Press. She is having blend of experience in industry and teaching.
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