Department Of Pharmacology
Pharmacology is the science which deals with the study of drugs. The word 'Pharmacolgy' derives from the Greek words Pharmakon (a drug or poison) and logos (discourse). It broadly covers the information about the history, source, physiochemical properties, physiological actions, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic uses and toxicity profile of the drug.
The main aims of research in the department of pharmacology are to find out a therapeutic agent suitable for human use, study the toxicity of a drug and to study the mechanism and site of action of drugs. The major research interests of department include:
- Screening of medicinal plants for pharmacological action.
- Development of stable herbal formulation/Ayurvedic preparation suitable for human use.
- Study of toxicity profile of medicinal plants and chemicals.
A multi compartment animal house is well furnished and designed to provide appropriate capabilities from breeding to housing for experimentation through weaning. It is built as per CPCSEA guidelines for housing small laboratory animals such as mice, rats, rabbits etc for routine practicals and pharmacological experimentation.
|Sr. No.||Instrument/Equipment||Make and model|
|1||Electro-convulsometer||Instrument & Chemical Pvt. Ltd|
|3||Digital Plethysmometer||Medi-Caid Systems-Model-PM 707|
|4||Rota rod apparatus||Omega|
|5||Cook’s pole climbing apparatus||Techno Electronics|
|7||Pyrogen testing apparatus||Rolex|
|8||Radiant Heat analgesiometer||Techno Electronics|
|9||Digital Actophotometer||Orchid Scientifics|
|11||Biochemistry Analyzer||Tulip Coralab 3000|
|12||Elevated Plus Maze (Rat)||Orchid|
|13||Elevated Plus Maze (Mice)||Orchid|
|14||Morris Water maze (Rat)||Orchid|
|15||Morris Water maze (Mice)||Orchid|
|16||All maze video tracking software||Orchid|