Psychopharmacological Agents, which are employed to treat mental or behavioural diseases (psychiatric illnesses), are called psychotropic drugs, psychotherapeutic agents or psychoactive agents. They can be divided into the following groups: 1. Antipsychotics (neuroleptics; major tranquilizers): They are used to treat patients of psychosis or schizophrenia. 2. Antianxiety drugs (anxiolytics; minor… Continue Reading Psychopharmacological Agents

The characteristic features of NSAID are: 1. NSAID are weak analgesics than narcotic analgesics. 2. Unlike narcotic (opioid) analgesics, NSAID do not induce central depressant and sedative activity, so they are called non- narcotic (non-opioid) analgesics. 3. Most of NSAID have additional anti- inflammatory and antipyretic effects. 4. NSAID do… Continue Reading NSAID

Palmar grasp – As the child grows and develops itself, he goes through several stages. These stages are called reflexes. They are different stages and have different reflexes. The different reflexes in the child development are “adaptive value of reflexes”, “moro reflex”, “Walking  or stepping reflex”, “rooting reflex”, “sucking reflex”, “tonic… Continue Reading Palmar grasp

Mechanism of Drug Action is very important subject that every dentist needs to be aware of. Drugs produce their over effects by a variety of fundamental actions: Outside the cell mechanism of drug action a. Physical action: Colour may exert a psychological effect. Smell: Volatile oils like peppermint oil are… Continue Reading Mechanism of Drug Action – Pharmacodynamics

Principles of Drug Actionare important to be understood. Drugs do not create new functions to any system, cell or organ. They can only modify the inherent functions. Principles of Drug Action shows that they produce only a quantitative and not a qualitative change in the functions of the target organ.… Continue Reading Principles of Drug Action – Pharmacodynamics