• Course Code: PHTH219
  • Credits: 2
  • Hours Distribution: 2Lec,0Cln,0Tut
  • Course Type: Major Core Courses (MCC)

Course Description

This course will discuss the chemistry, biochemistry and physiological actions of various pharmaceuticals in addition to, drug receptors, drug receptor interactions, pharmacokinetics, enzyme induction, drug metabolism, drug safety and effectiveness and idiosyncratic reactions. Several major groups of drugs will be studied including: Central nervous system stimulants, hypnotics, narcotic analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, skeletal muscle relaxation drugs, cholinergics, adrenergics, adrenergic blocking drugs, antihypertensives, antihistamines, diuretics, adrenal steroids, anti-anemic drugs and antibiotics.