Department of Pharmacology

Pharmacology is the branch of medicine deals with the study of drug actionand its toxic effects on biological system.In broad terms, pharmacodynamics discusses the chemicals with biological receptors, and pharmacokinetics discusses the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) of chemicals from the biological systems.Pharmacologists are also involved in molecular modeling of drugs, and the use of drugs as tools to dissect aspects of cell function.This department helps to evaluate the drugs by using animal experimentation which may help to adjust the doses of drugs in humans as well as to know the toxicities of the drug.

The divisions of Pharmacology are:

  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Toxicology
  • Major Instruments:

  • Auto-analyzer
  • Biopac
  • Cooling centrifuge
  • Plethysmometer
  • Analgesiometer
  • Rota-rod apparatus
  • Student organ bath and Sherington’s rotating drum machine