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Pharmacology is the study of drugs. So in this book we will learn what happens when we absorb drugs.

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I. Introduction

II. Pharmacodynamics

  • Agonists and antagonists
  • Types of receptors

III. Pharmacokinetics

  • Absorption
  • Distribution
  • Metabolism
  • Excretion

IV. Pharmacology in a Professional and Social Context

V. Drugs for pain

VI. Drugs acting on the cardiovascular system

VII. Drugs acting on the respiratory system

VIII. Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal system

  • Antiemetics
  • 5-aminosalicylates
  • Antacids
  • Proton pump inhibitors
  • H2 receptor antagonists

IX. Drugs acting on the endocrine system

X. Drugs acting on the nervous system

XI. Drugs acting on the mind

XII. Drugs for bacterial infection

  • Antibiotics
  • Beta lactams
  • Polymyxins
  • Macrolides and 50S ribosome inhibitors
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Tetracyclines
  • Aminoglycosides
  • Quinolones
  • Rifampicin
  • Nitroimidazole
  • Sulfonamides and trimethoprim

XIII. Drugs for other infections

  • Antivirals
  • Antifungals
  • Antiprotozoal and antihelminthics

XIV. Drugs for cancer

  • Alkylating agents
  • Antimetabolites
  • Mitotic inhibitors
  • Antibodies
  • Small molecule inhibitors