School of Medicine

Pharmacology is taught to medical students in 2 semesters and concerns the following subjects:

5th Semester

Director: Professor C. Pantos, Coordinator: Associate Professor I. Mourouzis

Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics

Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics. Pharmacology of the cholinergic system. Muscarinic agonists and antagonists. Cholinesterase inhibitors. Nicotine agonists, antagonists. Myoplegic drugs. Pharmacology of Sympathetic Nervous System: Adrenergic receptors. Adrenergic agonists. Αlpha and beta adrenergic receptor antagonists. Drugs that affect the biosynthesis, storage and release of catecholamines.

Drugs that affect the function of the histaminergic and serotonergic system. Drugs that affect the function of the stomach and its secretory mechanisms. Drugs that affect the motility of the intestine. Cardiac Muscle Pharmacology. Pharmacological modification of cardiovascular function. Drugs that affect kidney function. Drugs that affect the hematopoietic system. Drugs for diseases of CNS

6th Semester

Director: Professor C. Pantos, Coordinator: Associate Professor D. Trafalis

1. Immunosuppressants - Immunoregulators, Biological agents, 2. Drugs for allergies, 3. Chemotherapy of infections, newer antibiotics, 4. Digestive-gastrointestinal drugs, 5. Introduction to cancer pharmacotherapy, cancer chemotherapy: cytotoxic drugs, targeted therapies, immunotherapy, 6. hormone therapy, drugs for endocrine diseases,7. Pharmacology of special populations, 8. Drugs in clinical practice, 9. Design and development of new drugs, 10. Introduction to clinical pharmacology, 11. Clinical Trials.

Clinical exercises involve practice in a clinic, in patients 'wards and in an Intensive Care Unit where students practically follow patients' medication treatments and are trained in the method of drug administration, dose calculation, medication management, side effects and drug interactions.


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2) Goodman, Gillman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Brunton L. Publisher: BROKEN HILL PUBLISHERS LTD ...intelligent web software