Basic Concepts in Pharmacology

Pharmacology is a fascinating and multifaceted discipline that impacts both our professional careers and personal lives. The study of pharmacology covers a broad spectrum of diverse yet interrelated topics, such as botany, molecular chemistry, research, clinical observation, toxicology and patient education. Medical pharmacology is a unique synthesis of basic pharmacology with clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics. It is both a basic and an applied science. It forms the backbone of rational therapeutics. Whereas the medical student and the prescribing physician are primarily concerned with the applied aspects, correct and skilful application of drugs is impossible without a proper understanding of their basic pharmacology.

The purpose of this book is not merely to be a source of information in basic pharmacology, but also to present the background and context in which different classes of drugs have been developed and are used. This book deals with drug interaction with living organism, drug dosage forms and biological effects of drugs. Along with the development of new drug delivery systems. The present book first edition is maintained, revisited and extensively updated. Latest therapeutic guidelines from authoritative sources like WHO, British National Formulary, National Formulary of India, as well as from eminent professional bodies have been incorporated.

As such this book should be useful to practitioners in the hospital doctors (MBBS & MD), pharmaceutical and allied health sciences, hospital pharmacists, drug patent attorneys, government scientists and regulatory personnel, and other seeking information concerning the design, manufacture, and control of pharmaceutical dosage forms. In fact all those persons involved in new drug discovery, dug mechanism of action and its effect. It can form the basis for the modern revision of syllabi of courses of B. Pharm, M. Pharm and M. Sc. Pharmaceutical chemistry with specialization in pharmaceuticals.

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