Pharmacology

Competitive, Non-competitive and Uncompetitive Inhibitors : High Yield Notes

Competitive, Non-competitive and Uncompetitive Inhibitors is an important topic for USMLE, NEET, PLAB and medical school exams.Let us learn this important topic in this high yield article. Vmax is the maximum velocity, or how fast the enzyme can go at full ‘‘speed.’’ Vmax is reached when all of the enzyme is in the enzyme–substrate complex. …

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Mnemonic to remember the side effects of Lithium

Side effects of Lithium can be memorized using the mnemonic HUSSEIN. HUSSEIN Hypothyroidism, High WBC count, Hyperreflexia, Hand tremor Upset Stomach Skin lesion (acne, psoriasis) Excessive thirst and increased urination, Epstein anomaly Impairment of cognition, Increase in body weight Nystagmus Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic for the same? Let us know in …

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Father of Pharmacology

Oswald Schmiedeberg Father of Pharmacology

Who is known as the Father of Pharmacology?A. Oswald SchmiedebergB. J LangleyC. Rudolf BuchheimD. Paul Ehrlich Correct answer : A. Oswald Schmiedeberg Oswald Schmiedeberg is regarded as the Father of Pharmacology. Oswald Schmiedeberg earned his medical doctorate from the University of Dorpat with a thesis on the measurement of chloroform in blood, titled “Determination and Concentration of Chloroform in the …

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DRUGS AND THEIR ANTIDOTES

Drugs and their antidotes are common one-liners and direct questions in Pharmacology in NEET-PG, AIIMS and medical PG entrances.They are also frequently asked in medical school vivas. This article enlists the most commonly asked drugs and their antidotes for a rapid revision before exams. DRUG ANTIDOTE Acetaminophen;paracetamol N-Acetylcysteine or methionoine Anticholinergics(eg, atropine) Physostigmine Anticholinesterases (Organophosphates) …

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Drug of Choice – Respiratory System

Note : This article on Drugs of choice in Respiratory system is intended for medical professionals and students, preparing for medical school exams and PG medical exams (like NEET-PG, USMLE). “Drug of Choice” questions are direct one-liners in NEET-PG as well as examiners’ favourites in medical school exams-be it in pharmacology or medicine.In this section, …

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