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Introduction to Basics of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Volume 1: General and Molecular Pharmacology: Principles of Drug Action

Editors: Raj, Gerard Marshall, Raveendran, Ramasamy (Eds.)

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  • Elucidates significant discoveries by Nobel Laureates in pharmacology 
  • Provides extensive information on the principles governing drug action
  • Covers special topics in pharmacology that are hard to find elsewhere
  • Introduces readers to topics such as drug poisoning and toxicology through highly engaging chapters
  • Covers classical and cutting-edge molecular biology techniques employed in pharmacology
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This book illustrates, in a comprehensive manner, the most crucial principles involved in pharmacology and allied sciences. The title begins by discussing the historical aspects of drug discovery, with up to date knowledge on Nobel Laureates in pharmacology and their significant discoveries. It then examines the general pharmacological principles - pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, with in-depth information on drug transporters and interactions. In the remaining chapters, the book covers a definitive collection of topics containing essential information on the basic principles of pharmacology and how they are employed for the treatment of diseases.

Readers will learn about special topics in pharmacology that are hard to find elsewhere, including issues related to environmental toxicology and the latest information on drug poisoning and treatment, analytical toxicology, toxicovigilance, and the use of molecular biology techniques in pharmacology. The book offers a valuable resource for researchers in the fields of pharmacology and toxicology, as well as students pursuing a degree in or with an interest in pharmacology. 

About the authors

Dr. Gerard Marshall Raj. D holds an M.B.B.S. and M.D. in Pharmacology. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Pharmacology, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Puducherry, India. He has published two book chapters, one on ‘Intellectual Property Rights in Drug Development and Biotechnology’ in the book ‘Intellectual Property Issues in Biotechnology’ (CABI; ISBN: 9781780646534) and the other on ‘Intellectual Property Issues Surrounding Antimicrobial Agents’ in the book ‘Intellectual Property Issues in Microbiology’ (Springer-Nature; ISBN: 9789811374654). He was awarded the ‘Prof. M. N. Ghosh Gold Medal’ for outstanding performance during the M.D. Pharmacology course at JIPMER, Puducherry and has published many research articles, reviews, commentaries, case reports and letters-to-the-editor in peer-reviewed and indexed journals. 

Dr. Ramasamy Raveendran, Dean (Research) -cum- Professor (Senior Scale) and Head of Pharmacology, JIPMER, Puducherry, graduated from the University of Madras and obtained his M.D. degree in Pharmacology from JIPMER, Puducherry and his Diploma in Clinical Pharmacology from St Bartholomew’s Medical College, London, UK. With over 34 years of research and teaching experience, his main interests include Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) and toxicology. He has authored 55 research papers, 7 CAL software packages and 1 book. He has also conducted more than 50 workshops on research methodologies, biomedical communication and biostatistics throughout India. He was chief editor of the Indian Journal of Pharmacology from 2001 to 2006 and is currently editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics (since 2010). Further, as the Dean (Research) of JIPMER, he is coordinating all research activities at the premier institute. 

Table of contents (34 chapters)

Table of contents (34 chapters)
  • The Great Pharmacologists and Their Revolutionary Discoveries

    Pages 3-39

    Raj, Gerard Marshall

  • Indian Contributions to Pharmacology

    Pages 41-57

    Murugesan, Sakthibalan (et al.)

  • Sources and Nature of Drugs

    Pages 61-68

    Arivazhahan, Avinash

  • Principles and Modes of Drug Administration

    Pages 69-79

    Arivazhahan, Avinash

  • Drug Absorption and Bioavailability

    Pages 81-88

    Paul, Abialbon

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Basics of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: General and Molecular Pharmacology: Principles of Drug Action
Editors
  • Gerard Marshall Raj
  • Ramasamy Raveendran
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-779-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9779-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-778-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 417
Number of Illustrations
48 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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