KD Tripathi 8th Edition PDF || Essentials of Pharmacology Free Download

KD Tripathi 8th Edition PDF || Essentials of Pharmacology Free Download

Free Download Latest Edition of Essentials of Pharmacology by KD Tripathi 8th Edition PDF for your university examinations. This book PDF covers all the important topics of pharmacology. It is useful for all MBBS, BDS, MD and medical students. Moreover, it is very useful for various entrance examinations and college level exams. 


KD Tripathi 8th Edition PDF Book Contents

Section 1 General Pharmacological Principles

Introduction, Routes of Drug Administration
Pharmacokinetics: Membrane Transport, Absorption, and Distribution of Drugs
Pharmacokinetics: Metabolism and Excretion of Drugs, Kinetics of Elimination
Pharmacodynamics: Mechanism of Drug Action; Receptor Pharmacology
Aspects of Pharmacotherapy, Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Development
Adverse Drug Effects

Section 2 Drugs Acting on Autonomic Nervous System

7a. Autonomic Nervous System: General Considerations.
7b. Cholinergic System and Drugs.
Anticholinergic Drugs and Drugs Acting on Autonomic Ganglia
Adrenergic System and Drugs
Antiadrenergic Drugs and Drugs for Glaucoma

Section 3 Autacoids and Related Drugs

Histamine & Antihistaminics
5-Hydroxytryptamine, its Antagonists and Drug Therapy for Migraine
Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes (Eicosanoids), and Platelet Activating Factor
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs and Antipyretic-Analgesics
Antirheumatoid and Antigout Drugs

Section 4 Respiratory System Drugs

Drugs for Cough and Bronchial Asthma

Section 5 Hormones and Related Drugs

17a. Introduction
17b. Anterior Pituitary Hormones
Thyroid Hormone and Thyroid Inhibitors
Insulin, Oral Hypo glycaemic Drugs, and Glucagon
Androgens and Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction
Estrogens, Progestins, and Contraceptives
Oxytocin and Other Drugs Acting on Uterus
Drugs Affecting Calcium Balance

Section 6 Drugs Acting on Peripheral (Somatic) Nervous System

Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
Local Anaesthetics

Section 7 Drugs Acting on Central Nervous System

General Anaesthetics
Ethyl and Methyl Alcohols
Antiepileptic Drugs
Antiparkinsonian Drugs
Drugs Used for Mental Illness: Antipsychotic & Antimanic Drugs
Drugs Used for Mental Illness: Antidepressant & Antianxiety Drugs
Opioid Analgesics & Antagonists
CNS Stimulants & Cognition Enhancers

Section 8 Cardiovascular (CV) Drugs

36a. Cardiac Electrophysiological Considerations (CEC)
36b. Drugs Affecting Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS) and Plasma Kinins

Cardiac Glycosides and Drugs for Heart Failure
Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Antianginal & Other Anti-ischemic Drugs
Antihypertensive Drugs

Section 9 Drugs Acting on Kidney

41a. Relevant Physiology of Urine Formation
41b. Diuretics

Section 10 Drugs Affecting Blood and Blood Formation

Hematinic and Erythropoietin
Drugs Affecting Coagulation, Bleeding, and Thrombosis
Hypolipidemic Drugs and Plasma Expanders

Section 11 Gastrointestinal Drugs

Drugs for Peptic Ulcer and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Antiemetic, Prokinetic, and Digestant Drugs
Drugs for Constipation and Diarrhoea

Section 12 Antimicrobial Drugs

Antimicrobial Drugs: General Considerations
Sulfonamides, Cotrimoxazole, and Quinolones
Beta-Lactam Antibiotics
Tetracyclines and Chloramphenicol (Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics)
Aminoglycoside Antibiotics
Macrolide, Lincosamide, Glycopeptide, and Other Antibacterial Antibiotics; Urinary Antiseptics
Antitubercular Drugs
Antileprotic Drugs
Antifungal Drugs
Antiviral Drugs
Antimalarial Drugs
Anti-amoebic and Other Antiprotozoal Drugs
Anthelmintic Drugs

Section 13 Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases

Anticancer Drugs

Section 14 Miscellaneous Drugs

Immunosuppressant Drugs
Drugs Acting on Skin and Mucous Membranes
Antiseptics, Disinfectants, and Ectoparasiticides
Chelating Agents
Vaccines and Sera
Drug Interactions


  • BOOK - Essentials of Pharmacology
  • Binding - Paperback
  • Author - KD Tripathi
  • Number of Pages - 1000+
  • Language - English 
  • Subject - Pharmacology

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Q: Is Essentials of Pharmacology by KD Tripathi useful for MBBS and MD?

  • Indeed. The book contains various useful diagrams and flowcharts to ease learning process. 
  • The pattern based on examiner questions-both theory and practice is followed in the format.
  • The content is updated with the addition of latest drugs.
  • The drugs with indications, side effects, & contraindication are presented in point wise which really helpful medical undergraduate student. 

Hence the book is excellent and highly recommended for MBBS and MD.

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