Review Of Pharmacology 9th Edition
Pharmacology is one of the most difficult and at the same time most important subject in various postgraduate entrance
As we experienced it ourselves, most of the students preparing for postgraduate entrance examinations are in a dilemma,
whether to study antegrade or retrograde. Antegrade study takes a lot of time and due to bulky textbooks, some important
questions are likely to be missed. In a retrograde study, the students are likely to answer the frequently asked MCQs but new
questions are not covered. We have tried to overcome the shortcomings of both of the methods while keeping the advantages
In this book, we have given a concise and enriched text in each chapter followed by MCQs from various postgraduate
entrance examinations and other important questions likely to come. The text provides the advantage of antegrade study in a
short span of time.
After going through the book, it will be easier for the student to solve the questions of most recent examinations, which are
given at the end of the book.
More and more questions about new drugs are being asked in the entrance examinations nowadays. These NEW DRUGS
have been covered along with the text and a separate chapter has been added at the end. Salient features of the new drugs along
with the reference in the text have been included in this chapter.
Recently, the questions are being asked from SOME EMERGING TOPICS like anti-obesity drugs, anti-smoking drugs,
drugs for erectile dysfunction and nitric oxide. All these topics have been discussed in a separate chapter.
Large number of questions about first choice drugs is being incorporated in the entrance examinations. To cover these
questions, a separate chapter entitled “DRUGS OF CHOICE” has been added.
Important ADVERSE EFFECTS caused by drugs have also been included.
It is very difficult and at times very confusing to remember large number of drugs and adverse effects. To make learning
easy, several easy to grasp MNEMONICS have been given throughout the text.
Despite our best efforts, some mistakes might have crept in, which we request all our readers to kindly bring to our notice.
Your suggestions, appreciation and criticism are most welcome.