CUTM1647 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Drug Analysis


Manisha Panda


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This course serves as an introduction to the basic principles of forensic pharmacology. Students will learn key concepts that are important to understanding drug actions, including principles of pharmacokinetics (e.g., absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs) as well as the physiological and cellular basis for a host of diverse drug actions.

UNIT- I   Basic Principles of Pharmacology
Introduction to Pharmacology
Pharmacopoeias IP, USP, EP
Drug & Drug Receptor mechanisms
Factor affecting the effects of Drug
Post mortem redistribution

UNIT- II   Pharmacokinetics
Bioavailability and Bioaccumulation
Dose response relationship
Drug Interactions like Agonism, Antagonism, Addition, Synergism, Potentiation
Adverse drug reactions and pharmacogenetics
Drug concentration and pharmacological response
Drug dependence and drug abuse

UNIT- III     Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Analysis
Aliphatic alcohols
General and local Anesthetics
CNS Stimulants
Sedative, Hypnotics and Pharmacotherapy of sleep disorders
Drugs effective in convulsive disorders

UNIT- IV       Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Analysis
Antipsychotic Agents
Antidepressant drugs
Antiseizure Drugs
Drugs of Abuse
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance
Schedule and Nonscheduled Drugs
Designer Drugs
Doping Drugs

UNIT- V     Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Analysis
Chemotherapeutic Drugs
Antifungal agents
Antiviral agents
Antiprotozoal Drugs
Disinfectants, Antiseptics and Sterilants


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Rang, P.H., Dale, M.M., Ritter, M.J.: Pharmacology, 4th ed., Harcourt/Churchill Livingstone, 2000.
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Session 1

Introduction to Pharmacology, Pharmacopoeias IP, USP, EP

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Session 2

Drug & Drug Receptor mechanisms, Pharmacodynamics


Session 6

Bioavailability and Bioaccumulation

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