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sourav_111
Aim MD Medicine

FAQ: How to read Pharmacology? [#]
hey friends n seniors ....i hav tried many a trick to recall the micro n pharma ..but all in vain...i'm in 5th semester now....n with few mnths left what methods should i follow to remember drugnames classifications uses adr etc. n to cover the hectic syllabus of micro...plz help me

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roshan2k
Aim AIIMS November 2010

hello saurav
first thing dont panic.
i think u r reading without understanding.becoz if u read something and understand it well then u will have confidence in that chapter.
so first cover the book without cramming,and by understanding the concept,mechanism etc.
after that at the end u can cram or make mnemonics of the difficult things.

i agree drug names require memory and cramming
but there r easy ways.
just get familiar with those drugs everyday.
see the classification every now and then and u will never find it difficult.

also make a list of those imp chapters,whose classsification is frequently asked.
memorise them.
(it is all for exam becoz the truth is that most of
us forget everything after the exam)


sourav_111
Aim MD Medicine

thanks....thank u very much...now i'm really getting to know that all is not lost...i'll try hard...may be i'll do it...thanks for ur reply ....plz keep in touch...i'll surely disturb u again in near future...plz dont get annoyed


roshan2k
Aim AIIMS November 2010

we never loss anything.
the thing is that the repair work becomes more but one has to learn from his mistakes.


Basuarya
Aim Andhra Pradesh PG

Hi Saurav,

Understanding is the key to remembering. Recently I came accross "Principles of Pharmacology" by HL Sharma and KK Sharma(published by <-snip->). It is excellent in explanation and builds on strong fundamentals. Reading it will make pharmacology smooth sailing. Do have a look at the book.

Arya Basu


sourav_111
Aim MD Medicine

THANKS arya....i'll look for it...


Basuarya
Aim Andhra Pradesh PG

sourav_111 have you checked on the book Principles of Pharmacology by HL Sharma and KK Sharma


sourav_111
Aim MD Medicine

i searched for it


ShashankRathod
Aim Indian PG Exams

Satoshkar, very use ful.


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Aim AIIMS

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rucha_mantri
Aim FMGE

Try Review of Pharmacology by Sparsh Gupta and Gobindrai Garg. Its a very good book. Not too complicated and supposedly enough for MBBS.


blueflame
Aim AIIMS

Tripathi and Harper Collins are wonderful books for Under Graduates


ashish6076
Aim USMLE Step 1

hi fellas, i think what matters most is to understand why & how a drug really fits into the physiological picture.having said that we must know about its mechanism and relative physiology to that aspect.so apart from all the cramming , i would suggest you to go through a book namely : principles of pharmacology by david golan (of course indian edition).see "if you are really keen to learn pharmacology in its very basic form" i think this is book worth looking at .absolutely a pleasure to read. so smart.you would literally feel like you are understanding something in pharmacology.what a wonderful book.i am a big fan.KDT is nowhere near this book . see it yourself before hating me.thanks.


pranathi_mitta


satoskar is very helpful


pranathi_mitta


satoskar is very helpful


varshitha
Aim USMLE Step 1

I made a list of all classifications of every chapter in a book and i read it every now and then. Everythin is in one place and i can compare why a drug is used in two diff places and similar sounding drugs help me remembe better..i dont think ill be forgetting the drugs even after my exams get over..


krish1995
Aim MBBS Second Prof

does cramming works for pharma


nasspmcn8169
Aim FMGE

hi sourav
only one suggestion which i can give u is.. just make nice notes to urself when u r studying with it so that it will help u in very much rememberance


ashish6076
Aim USMLE Step 1

nopes krish it would never work
hi krish ,cramming in pharma should be restricted to memorize the drugs & their classification and more or less to their mechanism of action.you should try to understand the pharma by concepts.why and how the drug gets fit into the physiological picture.only cramming would lead you becoming a dumb student in pharma and that's a great loss .


avinaaash
Aim AIPGE 2013

study katzung. in prepg most of questns comes from it. revise every week. 2hrs for pharma daily. read again and again


sindhuj
Aim DNB Part 1

study this book u vil definitely feel comfortable.
useful for quick learning & greater retention of subject. u wud never regret redinding this. but shud also go thru text for better understanding of the subject. it is a saver for last minute preparation




suhani26
Aim USMLE Step 1

lippincott is a best book for it . go for it,


suhani26
Aim USMLE Step 1

sometimes u noe wt understanding is easy....
but learning n remembering is difficult...y so??
splly adverse effects...


itsfayazrahman
Aim MD

amazing ...!!!!
this is all memory techniques in a nutshell
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sahusanjaysahu
Aim AIIMS

i think u must know about receptors and thr location ,than u memoryz the drug for specific receptor

like - alpha1 receptors are located in the vessels if we give the alpha1 stimulator like phenylephrine than resut will be vesoconstriction. icon_smile.gif


aryanarya
Aim AIIMS

pls anyone tell ....
what about the pharmacology practicals


aryanarya
Aim AIIMS

which are the important clarification of drugs that should be learnt for board


dipdebo


pharmacology reading
1st study the k d tripathi book....thek solve mcq...nd revise....


SJS4518
Aim NEET PG

Read all those classifications aloud and have it recorded on your smart phone.. Hear it every now and then.. Once you get confident in remembering them , u can easily move on to the more complicated ones like MoA , Adv Effects etc.,


shyam96


how to remember drug names????
actions adr r easy if we understand the concept...but the names n classification?


Dr_s_khatod


You just need to revise them again nd again.,consistantly.
And you will all remember them forever


apun_121
Aim JIPMER

lippincott is a really good book. it helps you to understand the concepts easily .


Pharmmd123
Aim MD

Principles of pharmacology by HL Sharma n K K Sharma is a good book.


karthiks


Attend sunil sirs class in kerala and you will understand what is pharmacology. he made us love pharmacology


sheethal7
Aim AIIMS

Practical is just clinical pharmacology !! Understand Concepts well...Tripati will surely help!! If yu r strong in Theory then Pharmac practicals is the Easiest icon_smile.gif


Rajji_pk
Aim AIPGE 2016

For remembering drug names js mk a small notebook of handwrittn drug classification in bold letters n go through the list everyday/alternate day..dis is d best method. All d best!


Rajji_pk
Aim AIPGE 2016

For remembering drug names js mk a small notebook of handwrittn drug classification in bold letters n go through the list everyday/alternate day..dis is d best method. All d best!


Rajji_pk
Aim AIPGE 2016

Ooops.....dis is a vry old thread!😯


minidoc964
Aim NEET-PG

Retro study


minidoc964
Aim NEET-PG

read only imp topics


minidoc964
Aim NEET-PG

Arvind arora best mcq book


minidoc964
Aim NEET-PG

Frequent revisions


Boondlai


LINKING METHOD: take each list of drugs to be memorised

create strong non-repetitive easily recognizable visual symbol for a distinct/memorable syllable of each drug-name. [shorthand for each name]

create a vivid, exaggerated, rediculous image associating 2 symbols to form a storng link in your mind. [to easily recall the next symbol in the link]

draw a cartoonish diagram or put it in words to from a story. [for revising]

Essentials of Medical Pharmacology By KD Tripathi
Extensively revised and updated chapters to include recently introduced drugs, published information and therapeutic practices.
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