ISBN 9788131228128,Pharmacology - Prep Manual for Undergraduates

Pharmacology - Prep Manual for Undergraduates



Elsevier - Academic Press

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788131228128

ISBN-10 8131228126

Paper Back

Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 536 Pages
Language (English)


Pharmacology is a field of medicine that deals with the study of drugs. It analyzes the biological effects of them, their synthesis and delivery in a living being. Dealing with various drug mechanisms and their role in treatment modalities are very important parts of the medical college curriculum.

As it consists of a mammoth amount of information, including a number of classifications of different drug groups, it is a subject that can overwhelm any student. As such, Pharmacology: Prep Manual For Undergraduates, with its concise presentation with a focus on the salient features in every topic, is the right book that helps in exam preparation and also acts as a ready reckoner at any time.

Pharmacology: Prep Manual For Undergraduates has been updated with content to include newer drug groups. The format of the book is in line with what is followed by examiners while framing questions for both theory and practical examinations. The salient features of the topics, make it very easy for student to gain a thorough conceptual understanding of the subject.

Additionally, the descriptions of drugs under short headings make it easy for the students to learn about them. A few of the chapters included in the book are General and Renal Pharmacology, Drugs that affect the Cardiovascular Function, Drugs that act on the Central Nervous System and on Blood and Blood-forming Organs, Endocrine Pharmacology, Chemotherapy and Miscellaneous Drugs.

About The Authors

Tara V. Shanbhag is a professor and author.

She is also the co-author of Pharmacology For Nurses and Pharmacology For Dental Students.

Shanbhag has taught for over 20 years and has written for journals like Indian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology and Indian Drugs. She currently works as an Additional Professor at Kasturba Medical College.

Smita Shenoy is a faculty member of the Department of Pharmacology, KMC, Manipal, and an author.

Shenoy has specialized in Pharmacology and her interests in teaching are Chemotherapy and Endocrinology. She has also been actively involved in researching Diabetes, Toxicology, Wound Healing, and Psychopharmacology. Many of her research papers have been published in leading publications and she has been awarded the Dr. Nithin S. - Merck award, for best poster