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Important topics in Pharmacology for NEET-PG

Oct 22, 2018

Important topics in pharmacology

With the Medical PG exams for January 2019 session approaching near, we are regularly receiving queries from the students what to study and what not study in various subjects covered under the syllabus.

Through this blog, we are going to solve common queries of the students seeking help about the important topics in Pharmacology subject. Pharmacology is a very diverse and a well scoring subject for NEET-PG preparation. In order to simplify your preparations, we have prepared a list of pharmacology important topics that must prepared and revised thoroughy. The table below comprise of the list of all the “Must Know” and “Desirable to Know” topics in pharmacology.




GENERAL pH, pKa, ionization Bioavailability First pass metabolism Vd PPB Prodrugs CYP substrates, inducers, inhibitors Metabolic reactions Formulas First and zero order kinetics TDM Receptors types and examples DRC Pharmacogenetics Clinical trials Drug labels Orphan drugs Essential drugs Enzyme inhibition (competitive, non-competitive and uncompetitive) Types of antagonists Pharmacovigilance Evidence based medicine
ANS AChE inhibitors OP Poisoning Glaucoma Sympathetic receptors location Catecholamines table Beta blockers Anticholinergics Alpha blockers Rabbit practicals
AUTACOIDS Antihistaminics PCM and aspirin poisoning DMARDs Gout Migraine PG actions Other NSAIDs
CVS Digoxin New drugs for CHF Drugs decreasing mortality in CHF JNC 8 guidelines for hypertension New antianginal drugs Statins Pulmonary hypertension Antiarrhythmics New hypolipidemic drugs
KIDNEY K sparing diuretics - Free water clearance Vasopressin antagonists
ENDOCRINE Oral hypoglycemic agents Somatostatin GnRH agonist and antagonist New antidiabetic drugs Osteoporosis SERM OCPs Mifepristone Antithyroid drugs Adverse effect of steroids SPRM Anti-androgens
CNS Short acting BZD Parkinsonism Antiepileptic drugs Antipsychotic names and adverse effects SSRI and SNRI TCA poisoning Lithium and mania Newer hypnotic drugs MAO inhibitors Opioids Multiple sclerosis
ANAESTHESIA Local anaesthetics mechanism and special points SCh and NDMRs MAC and Bld gas partition coefficient Colour coding of cylinders Pin index system Xenon Halothane Ketamine Spinal anaesthesia Neurolept analgesia
HEMATOLOGY Anticoagulants specially new Antiplatelets Fibrinolytics Iron deficiency anemia Growth factors
RESPIRATORY Bronchodilators DOC for different asthma types Theophylline
GIT Peptic ulcer Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis Metaclopramide, domperidone IBS
ANTIMICROBIALS Important points (Review of Pharmacology 12th edition) Tuberculosis with RNTCP Malaria Antifungal Mechanism of drug resistance Beta lactams Aminoglycosides Fluoroquinolones HIV Hepatitis C Tetracyclines Macrolides Cotrimoxazole Leprosy
ANTICANCER CCS and Non-specific drugs General and specific adverse effects of anticancer drugs (Specially chemo-man cartoon) Monoclonal antibodies Tyrosine kinase inhibitors Newer anticancer drugs -
IMMUNOLOGY Cyclosporine Tacrolimus Monoclonal antibodies Thalidomide -
SPECIAL TOPICS New drugs approved in last 12 months (uses only) Anti-obesity drugs Erectile dysfunction Anti-smoking drugs Treatment of HIT Treatment of hyperkalemia -
You can also download the list of important topics in the form of an image here. Also read- How to prepare for NEET PG in 6 months Besides we have also prepared a list of high-yield topics for other high weightage subjects that will supercharge your exam preparation. You can find the same in the table below:
High-Yield Topics for Pharmacology High-Yield Topics for Radiology
High-Yield Topics for Pediatrics High-Yield Topics for Surgery
High-Yield Topics for Ophthalmology High-Yield Topics for Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
High-Yield Topics for PSM  
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