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I General Principles of Pharmacology
1 Introduction and Pharmacokinetics
2 Mechanisms of Drug Action and Pharmacodynamics
3 Pharmacogenetics, Drug Development, and Special Populations
Unit I Review Questions
Unit I Answers and Explanations

II Drugs Acting on the Peripheral Nervous System
4 The Peripheral Nervous System
5 Cholinergic Agents
6 Adrenergic Agents
Unit II Review Questions
Unit II Answers and Explanations

III Drugs Acting on the Central Nervous System
7 Neuropharmacological Principles
8 Anesthetic Drugs
9 Anxiolytic and Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
10 Antidepressants and Drugs for Bipolar Disorders
11 Anticonvulsant Drugs
12 Antipsychotic Drugs
13 Opiate Receptor Agonists and Antagonists
14 Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases
15 Drugs of Abuse
Unit III Review Questions
Unit III Answers and Explanations

IV Drugs Acting on the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
16 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Hypothalamic, Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
17 Drugs Used in Reproductive Endocrinology
18 Insulin, Hypoglycemic, and Antihypoglycemic Drugs
Unit IV Review Questions
Unit IV Answers and Explanations

V Drugs Acting on the Renal and Cardiovascular Systems
19 Renal Pharmacology
20 Antihypertensive Drugs
21 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Heart Failure
22 Antianginal Drugs
23 Antiarrhythmic Drugs
24 Drugs Acting on the Blood
25 Antihyperlipidemic Drugs
Unit V Review Questions
Unit V Answers and Explanations

VI Drugs Acting on the Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Systems
26 Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System
27 Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal System
Unit VI Review Questions
Unit VI Answers and Explanations

VII Antimicrobial Drugs
28 Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy
29 Antibacterial Drugs
30 Antiviral Drugs
31 Antifungal and Antiparasitic Drugs
Unit VII Review Questions
Unit VII Answers and Explanations

VIII Autocoids and Analgesic, Antipyretic, and Anti-inflammatory Drugs
32 Autocoids and Related Drugs
33 Analgesic, Antipyretic, and Anti-inflammatory Drugs
Unit VIII Review Questions
Unit VIII Answers and Explanations

IX Cancer Chemotherapy, Toxicology and Vitamins
34 Cancer Chemotherapy and Immunosuppressants
35 Toxicology and Poisoning
36 Water- and Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Unit IX Review Questions
Unit IX Answers and Explanations

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