1. General pharmacology: How do drugs act? Receptor and non-receptor mechanisms of drug action. Brief introduction to structure activity relationship. Normal and unwanted activities of drugs. Factors influencing drug action.

2. Drugs acting on central nervous system: Central depressants-ethyl alcohol, general anesthetics, basal narcotics, hypnotics, analgesic hypnotics, anxiolytics, antipyretic analgesics.
CNS stimulants and analeptics.
Psychopharmacological agents: Neuroleptics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, hallucinogens.
Habit formation drugs of addiction.
3. Drugs acting on Autonomic Nervous system: Parasympathomimetic and parasympathetic blocking agents. Sympathomimetic and sympathetic blocking agents. Ganglionic stimulants and blockers, skeletal muscle relaxants.
4. Drugs acting on cardiovascular system: Coagulants, anticoagulants, Drugs acting on blood forming organs, antihypertensive agents, vasodialators, antianginal agents, antiarrhythmics, cardiotonics, plasma substitutes, antihyperlipidemic agents.
5. Drug acting on the Kidney: Diuretics, antidiuretics, drugs useful in urinary tract infections.

Text Books:
1. Textbook of Pharmacology by Rang and Dale.
2. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology - KD Tripathi.
3. Lippincoort's illustrated pharmacology.
Pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics by Satoshkar and Bandarkar.

Reference Books:
1. Pharmacological basis of Therapeutics by Goodman and Gillman.
2. Text book of clinical pharmacology - Bertram.C.Katzung

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