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Pharmacology: Course Outline (517-IIB)

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 Chemotherapy

Basic principles of chemotherapy


  • Folate antagonists
  • Sulphonamides
  • Cell wall synthesis inhibitors
  • Penicillin
  • Cephalosporins
  • Carbapenam
  • Monobactam
  • Protein synthesis inhibitors
  • Aminoglycosides
  • Tetracyclines
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Macrolides
  • Nucleic acid synthesis inhibitors
  • Quinolones and miscellaneous antibiotics
  • Antimycobacterial drugs
  • Urinary tract antiseptics




  • Anti-malarias
  • Anti-amebiasis
  • Anthelmintics and anti- leishmanials

Anti-neoplastic drugs 

2 Immunopharmacology

  • Pharmacology of immuno-suppressants and stimulants

3 Toxicology

Pollution and its types

  • Water
  • Air
  • Food

Poison and principle of treatment of poisoning

Poisoning (Sign & symptom and treatment

  • Ethanol
  • Barbiturates
  • Digitalis
  • Salicylates
  • Strychnine
  • Narcotics
  • Nicotine
  • Paracetamol
  • Benzodiazepines and organophosphorous compounds

Chelating agents and their role in poisoning

  • Dimercaprol
  • Calcium disodium edentate (Calcium EDTA)
  • Pencillamine and defroxamine 


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