February 23, 2024

Introduction to experimental pharmacology: Pharmacology Lab

Introduction to experimental pharmacology: Pharmacology Lab

BP408P Pharmacology I Practical / S Y B Pharmacy Notes

Pharmacology is the science which deals with the study of drugs. the word ‘PHARMACOLOGY’ is derived from the Greek words ‘Pharmakon’ (a drug or poison) and logos (discourse). It broadly covers the information about the history, source, physiochemical properties, physiological properties, mechanism of action, absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs. drugs are chemical agents used for the purpose of diagnosis, prevention relief or cure of a disease in man or animals. The word drug is derived from the French word ‘drogue’ meaning herb.

Experimental pharmacology is relatively the youngest branch of basic medical sciences. The advancement in the field of electrophysiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and electronic or digital recording systems and software’s have enriched and broadened the horizons of experimental pharmacology.

The main aims of the experimental pharmacology are to

  1. Find out a therapeutic agent suitable for human use
  2. Study the toxicity of a drug
  3. Study the mechanism of action of drugs

Since experimental pharmacology involves the discovery of new drugs or to study the action of existing drugs it is done in two main stages


Pharmacology I Practical

  1. Introduction to experimental pharmacology.
  2. Commonly used instruments in experimental pharmacology.
  3. Study of common laboratory animals.
  4. Maintenance of laboratory animals as per CPCSEA guidelines.
  5. Common laboratory techniques.
  6. Study of different routes of drugs administration in mice/rats.
  7. Study effect of hepatic microsomal enzyme inducers on phenobarbitone sleeping time in mice.
  8. Effect of drugs on ciliary motility of frog oesophagus
  9. Effect of drugs on rabbit eye.
  10. Effects of skeletal muscle relaxants using rota-rod apparatus.
  11. Effect of drugs on locomotor activity using actophotometer.
  12. Anticonvulsant effect of drugs by MES and PTZ method.
  13. Study of stereotype and anti-catatonic activity of drugs on rats/mice.
  14. Study of anxiolytic activity of drugs using rats/mice.
  15. Study of local anesthetics by different methods

Second Year B Pharm Notes, Syllabus, Books, PDF Subjectwise/Topicwise

S Y B Pharm Sem IIIS Y B Pharm Sem IV
BP301T Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II TheoryBP401T Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry III Theory
BP302T Physical Pharmaceutics I TheoryBP402T Medicinal Chemistry I Theory
BP303T Pharmaceutical Microbiology TheoBP403T Physical Pharmaceutics II Theory
BP304T Pharmaceutical Engineering TheoryBP404T Pharmacology I Theory
BP305P Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II PracticalBP405T Pharmacognosy I Theory
BP306P Physical Pharmaceutics I PracticalBP406P Medicinal Chemistry I Practical
BP307P Pharmaceutical Microbiology PracticalBP407P Physical Pharmaceutics II Practical
BP308P Pharmaceutical Engineering PracticalBP408P Pharmacology I Practical
BP409P Pharmacognosy I Practical

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