Introduction to Basics of Pharmacology and Toxicology

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

  • Gerard Marshall Raj
  • Ramasamy Raveendran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Historical Aspects of Drug Discovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sakthibalan Murugesan, Mangaiarkkarasi Adhimoolam
      Pages 41-57
  3. General Pharmacological Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Avinash Arivazhahan
      Pages 61-68
    3. Avinash Arivazhahan
      Pages 69-79
    4. Abialbon Paul
      Pages 81-88
    5. Abialbon Paul
      Pages 89-98
    6. Mageshwaran Lakshmanan
      Pages 99-116
    7. Elavarasi Pichai, Mageshwaran Lakshmanan
      Pages 117-129
    8. Abialbon Paul
      Pages 131-153
    9. Rekha Priyadarshini
      Pages 155-176
    10. Avinash Arivazhahan, Sushil Kiran Kunder
      Pages 177-196
    11. Heta Shah, Neel Jayesh Shah
      Pages 197-204
    12. Mageshwaran Lakshmanan
      Pages 205-219
  4. Special Topics in Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Nishanthi Anandabaskar
      Pages 223-234
    3. Nishanthi Anandabaskar
      Pages 261-270
    4. Nishanthi Anandabaskar
      Pages 271-280
    5. Mageshwaran Lakshmanan
      Pages 281-296
    6. Nishanthi Anandabaskar
      Pages 297-301
    7. Nishanthi Anandabaskar
      Pages 303-306
    8. Abialbon Paul
      Pages 307-312
    9. Abialbon Paul
      Pages 313-317
    10. Arun Chander Yadav, Gopisankar MG
      Pages 319-328
    11. Panneer Devaraju, Damayandhi Kaliyaperumal, Thirumurthy Madhavan
      Pages 329-342
    12. Heta Shah
      Pages 343-347
  5. Toxicology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Nishanthi Anandabaskar
      Pages 351-359
    3. Nishanthi Anandabaskar
      Pages 361-377
  6. Molecular Biology in Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Neel Jayesh Shah
      Pages 381-385
    3. Neel Jayesh Shah
      Pages 387-389
    4. Neel Jayesh Shah
      Pages 391-394
    5. Neel Jayesh Shah
      Pages 395-397
    6. Neel Jayesh Shah
      Pages 399-406
    7. Neel Jayesh Shah
      Pages 407-411
    8. Neel Jayesh Shah
      Pages 413-417

About this book


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. 


Pharmacological principles Pharmacokinetics Drug interactions Structure-activity relationships Toxicology Drug transporters

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerard Marshall Raj
    • 1
  • Ramasamy Raveendran
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologySri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SVMCH & RC)PuducherryIndia
  2. 2.Department of PharmacologyJawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)PuducherryIndia

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