VPCS 316: Systemic Pharmacology

Anti-inflammatory agents and antacids. Histamine:  synthesis, storage and release: Types of histaminic receptors and antagonists. Role of histamine in inflammation and anaphylaxis agents classification and actions.  Steroids and inflammation.

A study of chemotherapeutic agents including anti-microbial, anti-protozoal, anti-viral, anthelmintics, antiseptics, disinfectants and vitamins: General concepts, classes, modes of action, factors influencing their choice, resistance mechanisms, drug interactions.

Drugs acting on the digestive, renal, cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, reproductive and central nervous systems. Hypersensitivity.

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