Book Description: This nursing focused textbook, addressing the use of drugs provides study skills and tips with practical advice and discusses specific nursing measures to prevent medication errors, cautious about possible consequences and ethical issues. Pharmacology is dreaded by most students because of the difficulty in remembering the matter. The nursing students have their own syllabus but there are no books meant only for nursing. Therefore this book has been brought out exclusively for nursing students. It is based on the guidelines of the Indian Nursing Council. SECTION ONE: GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY, 1.Introduction and Drug Information Sources, 2. Routes of Drug Administration, 3. Pharmacokinetics and Drug Dosage, 4. Pharmacodynamics, 5. Adverse Drug Reactions and Drug Interactions, 6. Drug Control, Drug Standards and Lows, SECTION TWO: PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS, 7. Pharmaceutical Preparations, SECTION THREE: WEIGHTS AND MEASURES, 8. Weights and Measures, SECTION FOUR: DRUG ACTING OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, 9. Opioid Analgesics, 10. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), 11. Psychopharmacology, 12. Anesthetics, 13. Other Drug Acting on the CNS, SECTION FIVE, CHEMOTHERAPY, 14. General Considerations, 15. Sulfonamides, Cotrimoxazole and Quinolones, 16. Beta-lactam antibiotics, 17. Broad Spectrum Antibiotics, 18. Aminoglycosides, 19. Macrolides, Other Antibacterial Agents and Chemotherapy of Urinary Tract Infection, 20. Chemotherapy of tuberculosis and Leprosy, 21. Antifungal Drugs, 22. Antiviral Drugs, 23. Chemotherapy of Malaria, 24. Drugs used in Amoebiasis, Leishmaniasis and Trypanosomiasis, 25. Anthelmintics and Drugs used in Scabies and Pediculosis, 26. Cancer Chemotherapy, 27. Immunosuppressants and Immunostimulants, 28. Antiseptics and Disinfectants, SECTION SIX HORMONES, 29. Hypothalamus and Anterior Pituitary Hormones, 30. Thyroid Hormones and Antithyroid Drugs, 31. Corticosteroids, 32. Estrogents, Progestins and Hormonal Contraceptives, 33. Androgens and Anabolic Steroids, 34. Insulin and Oral Hypoglycemics, 35. Agents Affecting Bone Mineral Turnover, SECTION SEVEN: TREATMENT OF POISONING, 36. Treatment of Poisoning, SECTION EIGHT: MISCELLANEOUS TOPIC, 37. Enzymes in Therapy, 38. Vaccines and Antisera, 39. Vitamins, 40. Minerals, SECTION NINE; OTHER COMMON DRUGS, 41. Autonomic Nervous System, 42. Diuretics, Cardiovascular Drugs Used in the Disorders of Coagulation, 43. Autacoids, 44. Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System, 45. Drugs Acting on the Gasterointestinal System, Multiple Chice Questions.