1st Edition

Pharmacology Mind Maps for Medical Students and Allied Health Professionals

By Prasan Bhandari Copyright 2020
    702 Pages 628 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    702 Pages 628 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Pharmacology Mind Maps is meant as a concise companion for the pharmacology students, enabling them to revise the subject in a short time through the innovative and effective technique of mind maps, after understanding the subject from a standard reference textbook. This handy manual provides the subject information in a condensed form, helping in last minute revision. Mind mapping is slowly taking over traditional methods and techniques and is explored extensively for a subject like pharmacology which is both an essential as well as a difficult subject to master for a medical student. This book will thus help the students to read, revise and recollect the subject easily and rapidly.

    GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY. Definitions, drug nomenclature, and sources of drugs. Routes of drug administration. Pharmacokinetics and applied aspects. Pharmacodynamics. Adverse drug reactions. New drug approval process and clinical trials. AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSEM (ANS) PHARMACOLOGY. Introduction to ANS. Cholinergic system and drugs. Anticholinergics. Skeletal muscle relaxants. Adrenergic system and drugs. CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY. Antihypertensives. Calcium channel blockers, drug treatment of angina pectoris, and myocardial infarction. Cardiac glycosides and treatment of cardiac failure. Antiarrhythmics. Diuretics and antidiuretics. Pharmacotherapy of shock. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSEM (CNS) PHARMACOLOGY. Introduction to CNS and alcohol. Sedative hypnotics. Antiepileptics. Antidepressants. Mood stabilizers and lithium. Antipsychotics. Drug treatment of Parkinsonism and Alzheimer’s disease. General anesthetics (GA). Local anesthetics (LA). Opioid analgesics. CNS stimulants/drugs of abuse. AUTACOID PHARMACOLOGY. Autacoids, histamine and antihistaminics. 5-Hydroxytryptamine agonists and antagonists and drug treatment of migraine. Eicosanoids and leukotrienes. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Drugs used in rheumtoid arthritis and gout VI. RESPIRAORY PHARMACOLOGY. Drugs used in the treatment of bronchial asthma and chronic obstuctive pulmonary disorders (COPD). Drugs used in the treatment of cough. HEMATOLOGICAL PHARMACOLOGY. Hematinics. Hemostatic agents. Anticoagulants. Antiplatelet agents. Thrombolytics (fibrinolytics) and antifibrinolytics. Hypolipidemic drugs. GASTROINTESINAL PHARMACOLOGY. Drug therapy of peptic ulcer and GERD. Emetics and antiemetics. Drug treatment of constipation, treatment of IBS, and IBD. Drug treatment of diarrhea. ENDOCRINE PHARMACOLOGY. Hypothalamic and pituitary hormones. Thyroid hormones and antithyroid agents. Estrogen, progestins, and hormonal contraceptives. Androgens and anabolic steroids. Corticosteroids. Insulin and oral antidiabetic agents. Agents affecting calcium balance. Drugs acting on uterus. CHEMOTHERAPY. General chemotherapy. Beta-lactam antibiotics. Sulfonamides. Chemotherapy of urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases. Quinolones. Macrolides. Broad-spectrum antibiotics – Tetracyclines and chloramphenicol. Aminoglycosides. Miscellaneous antibiotics. Chemotherapy of tuberculosis (TB). Chemotherapy of leprosy. Chemotherapy of malaria. Drugs for amebiasis / pneumocystosis / leishmaniasis / trypanosomiasis. Antiviral drugs. Antifungal drugs. Anthelmintics. Antiseptics and disinfectants. Cancer chemotherapy. MISCELLANEOUS. Chelating agents. Immunosuppressants and immunostimulants Index


    Dr. Prasan R Bhandari has obtained his M.B.B.S degree from one of the oldest and premier institute of India i.e. Grant Medical College & J.J.Group of Hospitals, Mumbai. He has received his post graduation in M.D Pharmacology from the academically renowned institute Topiwala National Medical College, B. Y. L. Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai.

    He has over 23 years of academic, teaching, research, administrative as well as industry experience.

    He has published several articles in both national and international journals.

    He has served as examiner in several universities for both postgraduate and undergraduate medical, dental, physiotherapy and other allied paramedical students.

    He has guided several postgraduate students for their research work including dissertation.

    Presently he is serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at S.D.M College of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad in Karnataka.