Pharmacology Secrets

Pharmacology Secrets

By Patricia K. Anthony, PhD, Chair, Department of Pharmacology, University of the Americas, Nevis, West Indies


SECTION I. GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY
1. Pharmacokinetics
2. Pharmacodynamics

SECTION II. DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
3. Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
4. Anticonvulsant Drugs
5. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Depression
6. Antipsychotics and Drugs Used in the Therapy of Psychiatric Disorders
7. Drugs used in the Therapy of Parkinson?s Disease and Alzheimer?s Disease
8. Opiate Pharmacology

SECTION III. CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY
9. Autonomic Nervous System Pharmacology
10. Drugs that Affect the Parasympathetic Nervous System
11. Drugs that Affect the Sympathetic Nervous System
12. Calcium Channel Blockers
13. Direct Vasodil ators
14. Therapy of Hypertension
15. Therapy of Angina
16. Therapy of Cardiac Arrythmias
17. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Congestive Heart Failure
18. Drugs that Affect the Clotting Cascase
19. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Hyperlipidemia
20. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Gout

SECTION IV. DIURETICS AND ANTIDIURETICS
21. Diuretics
22. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Diabetes Insipidus and SIADH

SECTION V: DRUGS USED IN ANESTHESIA
23. General Anesthetics
24. Local Anesthetics

SECTION VI: DRUGS THAT AFFECT MUSCLE TISSUE AND BONE
25. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
26. Agents Used in Contracting Smooth Muscle
27. Drugs that Affect Bone Mineralization

SECTION VII: THE THERAPY OF PAIN AND INFLAMMATION
28. Nonsteroidal Pain Relievers
29. Steroids and Immunosuppressant Agents
30. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Asthma
31. Antihistamines

SECTION VIII: DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM
32. Drugs that Affect Gastric Acid Secretion
33. Drugs that Affect the Bowel
34. Antihelmintics

SECTION IX: DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
35. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Diabetes Mellitus
36. Drugs that Affect the Thyroid Gland
37. Drugs that Affect the Reproductive System

SECTION X: ANTIBIOTICS AND ANTIINFECTIVES
38. General Principles of Antibiotic Therapy
39. Penicillin and Derivatives
40. Cephalosporin Antibiotics
41. Macrolide Antibiotics
42. Flouroquinolone Antibiotics
43. Tetracycline Antibiotics
44. Antiviral and Antifungal Drugs

SECTION XI: CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY
45. General Concepts in Cancer Chemotherapy
46. Antimetabolite Agents
47. Alkylating Agents and Related Drugs
48. Antibiotics and Mitotic Spindle Inhibitors

SECTION XII: HERBAL AND OVER-THE-COUNTER PREPARATIONS AND TOXICOLOGY
49. Herbal Medications and Over-the-Counter Drugs
50. Toxicology

APPENDIX
Physiology