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Pharmacology for Dentistry

501 Pages · 2008 · 3.57 MB · English

  • Pharmacology for Dentistry

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    Pharmacology has undergone major intellectual changes in the recent years and has become


    increasingly important to all medical, dental and other health professionals. The graduate


    students of dentistry may have to handle medical emergency during various dental


    procedures on the dental chair. Besides this, dentists have to look into various drug


    associated interactions. The broad goal of teaching pharmacology to undergraduate


    students is to inculcate rational and scientific basis of therapeutics keeping in view the


    dental curriculum and profession. A sincere attempt has been made to present a complete


    text for undergraduate students of dentistry as per the new syllabus requirement (Dental


    Council of India, BDS course regulation, 2006).


    The book is divided into thirteen sections, initial sections cover the general and


    autonomic pharmacology, followed by other sections of drug acting on different body


    systems. A detailed section is devoted only to dental pharmacology which covers all agents


    used in pharmacotherapy of dental conditions. The last section covers vaccine, sera and


    other immunological agents and drugs used in skin disorders. The chapters have been


    arranged in such a way that knowledge gained from initial chapters will be helpful to


    students for understanding subsequent chapters. The appendix contains the list of newly


    approved and banned drugs in India.


    The classification adopted in the books provides pharmacological distinction among


    latest drugs with doses and routes of administration along with leading trade name(s)


    available in Indian market, but it should not be construed as the recommendation of those


    particular brands. (viii)


    Thanks are due to New Age International (P) Ltd., N. Delhi for their keen interest and


    attention in bringing out this book in its present form. Further, I am indebted to all my


    friends and well wishers for their support and encouragement.


    I would like to express my gratitude and indebtedness to all my family members for


    their sacrifice, affection and inspiration throughout the present work.


    New Delhi Surender Singh (ix)


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    Preface (vii)


    S 1


    ECTION


    General Principles of Pharmacology


    1.1 Sources and Nature of Drug Dosage Form 3


    1.2 Prescription Writing 15


    1.3 Rational Use of Drugs & Drug Laws 19


    1.4 Pharmacokinetics 25


    (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion of Drugs)


    1.5 Pharmacodynamics (Mode of Action of Drugs) 39


    1.6 Adverse Drug Reactions 47


    1.7 Drug Interactions 51


    S 2


    ECTION


    Drugs Acting on CNS


    2.1 General Anaesthetics 61


    2.2 Sedative & Hypnotics 69


    2.3 Narcotic Analgesics (Opioids) 75


    2.4 Non-Narcotic Analgesics (NSAID’s) 83


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