Drugs Of Animal Origin

General introduction and discussion about honey, gelatin, shellac, musk, civet, ambergris, cod liver oil, cantharides and spermaceti.


Sources, structure, preparation, description and uses of vaccines, toxins, antitoxins, venoms, antivenoms, antiserums.

Surgical Dressings

Classification of fibers as vegetable, animals and synthetic fibers. Evaluation of fibers in surgical dressings, BPC standards for dressings and sutures. Discussion on cotton, wool, cellulose, rayon, catgut and nylon.


Introduction, methods and control of pests with special reference to pyrethrum, tobacco, and other natural pesticides.

Growth Regulators

General account with special reference to plant hormones; Auxins, Gibberellins, Abscisic acid and Cytokinins

Poisonous Plants Including Allergens And Allergenic Preparations

General introduction, case history, skin test, treatment of allergy, inhalant, ingestant, injectant, contactant, infectant and infestant allergens. Mechanism of allergy.


Enzymes obtained from plant source. (Phytoenzymes). Papain, Bromelain and Malt Extract. Enzymes obtained from Animal source. Rennin, pepsin, Pancreatin and Pancrealipase


Practicals of the subject shall be designed from time to time on the basis of the above mentioned theoretical topics and availability of the facilities, e.g. Introduction of the entire and broken parts of the plant drugs (Macro and organoleptic characters), Microscopic examination of powders and sections of plant drugs.
(Note: A minimum of 10 practicals will be conducted).


A Study Tour will be an integral part of the syllabus and will be arranged at the end of the session for collection of medicinal plants from the country.