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Review of Satoskar's Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics, 26th Edition

Review of Satoskar's Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics, 26th Edition

Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics is a comprehensive textbook of pharmacology that covers the basic principles of pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, drug interactions, adverse effects, and drug therapy for various diseases. The book is written by RS Satoskar, Nirmala Rege, and SD Bhandarkar, who are eminent pharmacologists and teachers from India. The book has been revised and updated to match the demands of the new competency-based curriculum introduced by the Medical Council of India (MCI) in 2019.

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The book consists of 16 sections and an appendix. The first section introduces the general principles of pharmacology, such as drug discovery, development, regulation, classification, nomenclature, sources, routes of administration, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, pharmacogenetics, pharmacovigilance, and rational use of drugs. The second section deals with drugs acting on the central nervous system, such as general and local anesthetics, sedatives, hypnotics, antiepileptics, analgesics, antipyretics, anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, psychotropic drugs, antiparkinsonian drugs, and drugs used in Alzheimer's disease. The third section covers drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system, such as cholinergic and anticholinergic drugs, adrenergic and antiadrenergic drugs, ganglion blockers, neuromuscular blockers, and drugs affecting autacoids. The fourth section discusses other biogenic amines and polypeptides, such as histamine, serotonin, prostaglandins, leukotrienes, angiotensin II, bradykinin, substance P, endorphins, enkephalins, and somatostatin. The fifth section describes drugs used in respiratory disorders, such as antihistamines, decongestants, antitussives, expectorants, mucolytics, bronchodilators, corticosteroids, leukotriene antagonists, mast cell stabilizers,

and immunomodulators. The sixth section deals with cardiovascular drugs,

such as antianginal drugs,

antihypertensive drugs,

antiarrhythmic drugs,

cardiac glycosides,


antihyperlipidemic drugs,

antithrombotic drugs,

thrombolytic drugs,

and drugs used in heart failure. The seventh section covers drugs acting on blood and blood forming organs,

such as iron preparations,

vitamin B12,

folic acid,


colony stimulating factors,


antiplatelet drugs,

hemostatic agents,

fibrinolytic inhibitors,

and blood substitutes. The eighth section discusses drugs affecting renal functions,

such as diuretics,

antidiuretic hormone,

vasopressin antagonists,

and drugs used in renal failure. The ninth section explains drugs used in disorders of the gastrointestinal tract,

such as antacids,

antiulcer drugs,

prokinetic agents,

antiemetic agents,


antidiarrheal agents,

antispasmodic agents,

digestive enzymes,

and drugs used in inflammatory bowel disease. The tenth section deals with oxytocics and uterine relaxants,

such as oxytocin,

ergot alkaloids,


beta-adrenergic agonists,

calcium channel blockers,

and nitric oxide donors. The eleventh section covers chemotherapy of microbial diseases,

such as antibacterial agents,

antifungal agents,

antiviral agents,

antiprotozoal agents,

anthelmintic agents,

and antitubercular agents. The twelfth section describes chemotherapy of neoplastic diseases,

such as alkylating agents,


plant alkaloids,

antitumor antibiotics,

hormonal agents,

biological response modifiers,

targeted therapy agents,

and supportive therapy agents. The thirteenth section discusses drugs used in endocrine disorders,

such as insulin,

oral hypoglycemic agents,

thyroid hormones,

antithyroid drugs,




anabolic steroids,



oral contraceptives,

drugs used in menopause,

drugs used in osteopor 0efd9a6b88


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