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The details of the syllabus are as under: Theory
- General Pharmacology:
- Definition of Pharmacology, Objectives of learning Pharmacology, definition of drug and drug nomenclature.
- Standard sources of drug information, pharmacopoeias, formularies.
- Branches/Divisions of Pharmacology.
- Sources of drugs.
- Active principles of drugs and Pharmacopoeias.
- Dosage forms and doses of drugs.
- Drug administration.
- Absorption of drugs and processes involved in drug absorption ( transport of drugs across cell-membrane)
- Factors modifying absorption of drugs.
- Bioavailability, its clinical significance and factors affecting bioavailability.
- Drugs reservoirs, distribution and redistribution of drugs, plasma protein binding.
- Pro-drug, Biotransformation of drugs, enzyme induction, enzyme inhibition and entero-hepatic circulation.
- Plasma half-life of drugs, steady state concentration, its clinical importance and factors affecting it.
- Excretion of drugs.
- Mechanism of drug action.
- Dose response curves, structure-activity relationship.
- Factors modifying action and doses of drugs.
- Drug-drug interactions.
2. Locally Acting Drugs
- Demulcents, Emollients, Irritants, Counter irritants, Astringents, anti-seborrhoeics, Locally acting enzymes.
- Antiseptics and Disinfectants
3. Drugs Acting on Gastrointestinal Tract
- Anti Emetics
- Drugs affecting motility of GIT
- Ulcer Healing drugs