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Pharmacology: Course Outline (512-IIA)

Pharmacology is the science of drug action on biological systems. In its entirety, it embraces knowledge of the sources, chemical properties, biological effects and therapeutic uses of drugs.

Course Outline

1 Drugs acting on central nervous system

  • Sedatives & hypnotic
  • Anxiolytics
  • antidepressants and antimanic drugs
  • Antiepileptics
  • Antiparkinsonian and drug used in other neurodegenerative diseases
  • Antipsychotics
  • Opioid analgesics

Therapeutic gases

  • Oxygen
  • Carbon-dioxide
  • Nitric oxide
  • Helium

 Cerebral Stimulants Medullary stimulants Spinal Cord Stimulants


  • General and local

2 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Disease modifying drugs
  • Antirheunatic drugs
  • Non-opioid analgesics and drugs used in the treatment of gout 


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