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How To Study Pharmacology for NEET PG 2018?

How To Study Pharmacology for NEET PG 2018?

If you have registered for NEET PG 2018; you are supposed to study the important and high yield topics from all 19 subjects which will fetch you full and good marks, Pharmacology is among them.

Pharmacology is a very vast subject and to study it for NEET PG 2018 exams you need to memorize a lot of things. But don’t worry, this is not a problem only with you, almost all the med students forget it.

There is no shortcut of gaining proficiency in this subject. You have to go through it twice or thrice to revise it before the PG entrance exams. But don’t be afraid of pharmacology, because if you master it, you will get an edge over your competitors in NEET PG.

Most Important Topics of Pharmacology for NEET PG 2018 are as follows:

  • General Pharma

In General pharma, special attention needs to be given to Pre Clinical trials and Clinical trials. You should also prepare the phases through which it passes. Other topic in this unit which needs your attention is Inducers and Inhibitors of Cyp Enzymes. If you prepare these topics in this unit then this will be sufficient.

  • Autonomic Nervous System

This is very important unit of Pharmacology. You will get a sure shot question from this unit no matter which PGMEE examination you are sitting for. And if you understand this unit properly, you will understand the rest of pharmacology.

Under this unit focus on the application part. Questions are generally asked in the form of symptom complex. For answering these questions you need to apply your knowledge of Receptors (like α, β, β1, β2, β3) and blockers (like α and β).

  • Autacoids

Under Autacoids, NSAIDs and Anti Gout drugs should be focused on. This is sufficient in this unit.

  • CNS

CNS is very important unit from PGMEE examination point of view. The topics that should be more emphasized are Anti Psychotics and Novel Anti Depressants.

Stress upon atypical anti psychotics and their advantage over typical anti psychotics. There is almost always a question on extra pyramidal side effects of typical anti psychotics.

Other important topics are Opioids and Partial Antagonists. Under this you need to remember the names and mechanisms.

Then there are Alcohol sedatives, though it is not very important topic but it is better that you have knowledge about it.

  • CVS

In Cardio Vascular System you must focus on Anti-Arrhythmic and Anti Angina drugs. You should also be well versed with the new JNC 8 guidelines for Treatment of Hypertension. This is more than enough in this unit to answer the related questions.

  • GIT

In this unit the important topics are Proton pump inhibitors and drugs for IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome). If you prepare only these topics, it’s enough for GIT.

  • Hematology

When preparing Hematology you must straight away start with Low molecular weight heparin and its comparison with unfractionated heparin. You should also prepare anti platelet drugs. You will find a lot of questions asked from this topic like Platelet function defects, coagulation pathways, etc. This is all for Hematology.

  • Anesthesia

You can deal with Anesthetic drugs while preparing Anesthesia.

  • Anti Microbial

In this unit general principals are important since questions are asked from Mechanism of action & side effects of drugs.

List of Anti MRSA drugs and anti Pseudomonas drugs is important.

Specific Anti Microbial, Anti TB and Anti HIV drugs are very important. Little knowledge about drug resistance, TDK, CDK, PI and Post anti biotic effects is sufficient to be proficient in Anti Microbial. Drug resistance however is also covered in Microbiology.

  • Anti cancer drugs

You will definitely find 1 Question on Anti cancer drugs. Immunosuppressants and biological are the important topics from this unit.

Candidates are advised to stick to a few selected books, studying from too many will only confuse you and will take up most of your preparation time.

Revision is a must: It is necessary that you should revise all the topics that you have covered. NEET PG is no doubt a tough entrance exam to crack, and candidates should not take any chance in preparation. It will either cost you another year or you can get into your dream college for studying PG.

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