PHR 113 - Pharmacognosy
||This is an introduction to the origin of medicines and pharmaceuticals, searching of a novel molecule as a tool for discovery of new drugs or molecular modification of existing drugs from plants, implication of plants and animals? secondary metabolites as pharmaceuticals and medicines and their purification techniques. Introduction and history; Origin of drug discovery; Scope and limitation of pharmacognosy in modern or western medicine systems; Crude drugs: Introduction; Classification; Preparation for the commercial market; Evaluation of drugs; Drug adulteration. Pharmaceutical uses of lipids and its derivatives; Carbohydrates and its derivatives; and vitamin containing animal drugs. Medicinal plants of Bangladesh: Introduction, economic aspects, applications and limitations. Important classes of secondary metabolites and their role in the development of modern medicines and pharmaceuticals. Photochemistry, therapeutic and pharmaceutical uses of plants containing alkaloids, glycosides types of drugs, volatile oils, tannins and resins.
[Credit Hours: 3]
||1. Pharmacognosy. Varro E. Tyler, Lynn R. Brady & James E. Robbers.
2. Pharmacognosy. Trease and Evans.
3. Text book of Pharmacognosy. T.E. Wallis.
4. Practical Pharmacognosy. R. Zafar