Pharmacology

It is the science that deals with the study of drugs, including their origin, nature, chemistry, uses and beneficial and adverse effects. It includes

the study of substances that bind to regulatory molecules and activate or inhibit normal body processes."

The word pharmacology is derived from two Greek words:

  • pharmakos meaning "drug" and

  • logos meaning "study or reasoning"

The department fosters independent but interactive research programs leading to the discovery of new drugs that will impact prevention or

treatment of disease. It embraces knowledge of the sources, chemical properties, biological effects and therapeutic uses of drugs.

The branches of pharmacology are

  • Clinical pharmacology

  • Neuropharmacology

  • Pharmacogenetics

  • Cardiovascular pharmacology

  • Pharmacoepidemiology

  • Toxicology

  • Psychopharmacology etc.

If you feel a sense of excitement and enthusiasm about understanding drug action, and how drugs may be used to probe the physiological

and biochemical processes of life, you should explore pharmacology.

 

  • Hutchinson’s spirometer

  • Spygmomanometer

  • Actophotometer

  • Rotarod

  • Sherrington Drum Aerators

  • Pole climbing apparatus

  • Analgesiometer (Eddy’s hot plate and radiant heat methods)

  • Convulsiometer

  • Plethysmograph

 

 

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