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Medical Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
   AIDS/HIV 1
   Anatomy 1
   Ayurveda 1
   Biochemistry 3
   Biomedical Sciences 3
   Cardiology 3
   Communication 4
   Forensic Medicine 5
   General 5
   Genetics 5
   Medicine 6
   Microbiology 6
   Neurology 7
   Nursing 8
   Obstetrics and Gynecology 9
   Pediatrics and Child Care 11
   Pharmacy 12
   Physiology 14
   Surgery 14
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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Concise Pharmacology
Kaushik, Mrinal
This book presents the subject of Pharmacology in the context of the most significant clinical conditions, both from the academic
and professional points of view. Each chapter deals with the drugs that are used for clinical conditions rather than as drugs acting
on individual organ systems. The emphasis throughout the book has been on logic-based understanding of the subject. The author
has deliberately avoided presenting information in a manner that tests pure memory skills. In this way, this textbook hopes to
enhance and improve students’ understanding of the often complex subject of Pharmacology. It includes learning objectives,
summaries, questions and many schematic illustrations.

Essential Obstetrics
Oumachigui, Asha, Soundara Raghavan, S. & Habeebullah, S.
Essential Obstetrics is a textbook, aimed to cater to the needs of undergraduate medical students. It is expected that postgraduates
in the first year would also find the book useful. The contents have been selected carefully to not only include preventive and
curative aspects of obstetrics, but also the associated medical and surgical disorders. The book covers in an integrated manner
the sociocultural factors that influence obstetrics, obstetrical problems prevailing in India, the national programmes for improving
women’s health and the status of health care delivery system in the country. Practitioners need to be sensitised to gender and
sociocultural issues like nutrition and domestic violence as they have a great impact on the outcome of pregnancy. They should
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questions of descriptive type and MCQs have also been included so that students would find the book useful while preparing for
examinations. A number of colour illustrations enhance the understanding of the concepts.

Mudaliar and Menon’s Clinical Obstetrics (Eleventh edition)
Gopalan, Sarala & Jain, Vanita
The book is targeted at undergraduate medical students of obstetrics. The forthcoming edition will be an updated one in four-
colour. The book will be more student friendly, with bulleted points, more MCQs and short answer questions, and algorithms.

Textbook of Industrial Pharmacognosy
Ramachandran, S., Sukumaran, Bindu & Kashi, Anusuya
Since ancient times we have depended on plant medicines for all our needs—alleviating ailments, searching for eternal health,
longevity, to relieve pain and discomfort, and as fragrances. In spite of advances in Western medicine, medicinal plants continue
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China have been using plants in an organized healthcare regime for more than 5000 years. The book gives an introduction to the
herbal drug industry, discusses the general principles of the various allied systems of medicines, the morphologic and microscopic
characteristics of plant parts, classification and qualitative analysis of crude drugs and plant chemistry, and the biogenesis of
secondary metabolites.
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                                                                                            used medicinal plants of uncertain
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                                                                                            botanical identity. With the increased
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Genetics (Fifth Edition)
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a scholar of both Sanskrit and Ayurveda,      the bedrock of ayurvedic practice today.      original chapters. Furthermore, it presents
aims to make an authoritative                 His contribution to India’s cultural          much of the data in tabular form, and
contribution to the field. The original        inheritance was profound.                     features many tables and illustrations in
work which drew upon classical texts             Caraka’s Samhita was, in fact, a           an effort to reach out to readers who may
and current research, as well as the oral     revision of an older text, Agnivesa Tantra,   include not only students of ayurveda but
medical knowledge of tribal groups has        which was written several centuries           also of modern medicine, biological and
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the Arya Vaidya Sala in Kottakal, India.      became so popular that it was translated         The present volume is a companion to
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updated text detailing new advances in       Engineering                                  Vasan, R.S. & Seshadri, S.
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genetics | Section 2: Applications of                     MEDICINE                        (Eighth Edition)
genetics: Immunogenetics and blood
groups | Development genetics | Medical                                                   Ananthanarayan, R. & Paniker, C.K.
genetics | Biochemical genetics | The
                                             MRCOG Part 2:                                Jayaram
genetic basis of cancer | Clinical           A Structured Approach
genetics | Laboratory genetics |             Reddy, Pranathi & Ram, Uma
Appendix | Glossary
                                             The MRCOG Part 2 exam is held in
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Shaping the Material of Life                 often at a disadvantage because they
Thro, E.                                     are not familiar with the UK health care
                                             system and the pattern of the exam,
Scientists today are able to manipulate      which is very different from the exam in
the genetic information contained in the     India.                                       Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook
DNA molecule, creating new variations                                                     of Microbiology is the acknowledged
in the forms life takes. But this new        Special Features: • A CD with viva
                                                                                          classic textbook on the subject in
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What changes are truly desirable for         feedback. No other book has this feature.
                                                                                          book, has a completely new full-colour
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                                                                                          a large number of colour illustrations
to prevent the release of harmful variants   stepwise and thorough coverage of topics
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Special Features: • Chapter objectives         Collection and transport of specimens for     recent parasitic serology, culture media,
and summaries • Full-colour, student-          microbiological examination | Diagnostic      free living amebae, microsporidia
friendly layout • More bulletised text to      methods in clinical microbiology |            and tumour associated parasites
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improve ease of learning
                                               in diagnostic techniques in clinical
• Comprehensive section on clinical                                                          such as pseudoparasites, stool and
                                               microbiology | Emerging infectious diseases
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Contents: Historical introduction              Clinical Microbiology                         Contents: Protozoa | Rhizopoda |
| Morphology and physiology of bacteria                                                      Zoomastigophorea | Sporozoa | Ciliatea |
                                               Thomas, Philip A.                             Cestodes | Class trematoda | Class
| Sterilisation and disinfection | Culture
media | Culture methods | Identification       The study of microbiology is assuming         nematoda | Immunoparasitology |
of bacteria | Bacterial taxonomy | Bacterial   increasing importance in the field of          Parasitisms—occurrence, symptoms
genetics | Infection | Immunity |                                                            and treatment | Vectors and diseases |
                                               medical sciences. Clinical Microbiology
Antigens | Antibodies—immunoglobulins |                                                      Laboratory examinations
                                               was written with the view to make
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response | Immunodeficiency diseases |         necessary for understanding the
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Immunology of transplantation and              comprehensive coverage of the practical                     NEUROLOGY
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Staphylococcus | Streptococcus |               and colour plates enhance understanding       Acute Cerebrovascular Diseases:
Pneumococcus (diplococcus pneumoniae:          of the text.                                  An Approach
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Enterobacteriaceae I: Coliforms–proteus |
                                                                                             acute cerebrovascular disease or ‘stroke’ as
Enterobacteriaceae II: shigella |
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Vibrio | Pseudomonas | Yersinia,               Parasitology, A (Second Edition)              approach to newer investigations, critically
pasteurella, francisella | Haemophilus |                                                     evaluating their merits and demerits
                                               Panjarathinam, R.                             and draws on the author’s rich, personal
Bordetella | Brucella | Mycobacterium
I: Tuberculosis | Mycobacterium II:            This book is a detailed study of parasites    clinical experience of management of such
Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) |           and their relations with their books and      cases for more than a decade. This book
Mycobacterium III: M leprae |                  includes a discussion of the diseases         will be of special value to residents in
Spirochetes | Mycoplasma |                     caused by parasites and their treatment.      hospitals, physicians, general practitioners,
Actinomycetes | Miscellaneous bacteria |
                                               New in this edition: • Six pages of           neurologists and also postgraduate
Rickettsiaceae | Chlamydiae |
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             NURSING                         Special Features: • Oriented to                  Contents: Principles and techniques of
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                                             • Reader-friendly layout                         Observation—attention and sense
                                                                                              perception | Thinking, reasoning and
                                             Contents: I: Introduction to
                                                                                              imagination | Habits and skills | Attitudes,
                                             Microbiology | II: Immunology |
                                                                                              will and character | Personality: Nature,
                                             III: Systematic Bacteriology and
                                                                                              growth and assessment | Psychology and
                                             Systems-based Microbiology | IV: Virology |
                                                                                              the art of effective nursing | Frustration and
                                             V: Parasitology | VI: Mycology | VII: Clinical
                                                                                              mental conflict | Our mental or adjustment
                                             and Hospital Microbiology
                                                                                              mechanisms | Elements of counselling |
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For over thirty years, Ananthanarayan                                                         from the bellevue intelligence test for
                                             (Fourth Edition)                                 adults | Appendix III—Personality
and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology has
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absorbing world of microbiology. In this     See Page 11                                      2008 • 372 pp. • Paperback
book, their knowledge and insight into                                                        978-81-7371-636-2 • Rs. 195.00
this subject have been distilled to help
nursing students care for and manage         Bhatia and Craig’s Elements of                   Career English for Nurses
patients affected by these microbes.         Psychology and Mental Hygiene
   This book is specifically aimed                                                             Rose, Selva
                                             for Nurses in India
at nursing students in India, and                                                             See Page 4
                                             (Second Edition)
the diseases covered, immunisation
schedules, procedures for disposal of        Bhatia, B.D. & Craig, M.
                                                                                              Health and Healing:
waste and other information, which may       The new edition of this classic book is          A Manual of Primary Health Care
vary between countries, is focussed on       thoroughly revised and updated to match
the Indian scenario. Two sections, in                                                         Ashtekar, Shyam
                                             the topics in the current syllabus. Newer
particular, highlight this orientation:      theories of behaviour and personality,           This book is meant for primary health
   The Parasitology section, which           and conflict classification are included.          care workers and all those interested
comprises Protozoa and Helminths,            A new chapter on counselling has been            in contributing to community health.
has been comprehensively illustrated,        added.                                           It is a thorough and exhaustive guide
with new, vibrant structure and life                                                          for all those who want to offer the best
cycle images which would help nurses         New in this edition: • Specially                 in preventive care. The language used
understand the pathogenesis of diseases      designed for a the three-year nursing            is simple and adequate explanations
caused by these organisms.                   course in India • Provides basic                 are given of procedures and modes of
   The final section of the book, Clinical    knowledge of elementary psychology               treatment or diagnosis. The special
and Hospital Microbiology, deals             and mental hygiene in simple language            features are its diagnostic tables and
with standard and desirable nursing          • Revised and updated • New topics:              charts that make the practice of medicine
practices, such as hand hygiene and          Branches and new methods of psychology,          holistic.
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       OBSTETRICS AND                      Management of Labour, The                       Mudaliar and Menon’s Clinical
        GYNECOLOGY                         (Second Edition)                                Obstetrics (Tenth Edition)
                                           Sir Arulkumaran, Sabaratnam (Ed.)               Gopalan, Sarala & Jain, Vanita (Eds)
Interpreting Obstetric                     The management of labour is an                  The tenth edition of this classic
Ultrasound: A Case-based                   important part of obstetric practice            textbook has been thoroughly revised
Approach                                   for the obstetrician and midwife alike.         and updated. The text is student-
Bhide, Amar                                Although labour events are typically            friendly and the book is extensively
                                           not complicated, many women develop             illustrated. New chapters have been
                                           problems resulting in maternal, fetal           added and newer developments,
                                           or neonatal morbidity and mortality.            especially surgical and diagnostic, have
                                           Hypoxia, trauma and infection are               been included.
                                           inherent risks. This multi-author
                                                                                           Contents: Section I: Anatomy and
                                           volume draws on the work of specialists         physiology | Section II: Physiology of
                                           who are internationally recognised              pregnancy | Section III: Physiology of labour
                                           and have contributed extensively to             and puerperium | Section IV: Complications
                                           studies in intrapartum and post-partum          of pregnancy | Section V: Diseases
                                           management including key areas such as          complicating pregnancy |
                                           intrapartum fetal monitoring, prolonged         Section VI: Abnormal labour | Section VII:
                                           pregnancies, preterm births and neonatal        The newborn and neonatal problems |
Interpreting Obstetric Ultrasound:
                                           resuscitation.                                  Section VIII: Obstetric operations |
A Case-based Approach contains 23                                                          Section IX: Miscellaneous
case scenarios dealing with the use        Contents: Physiopharmacology of
of ultrasound in fetal medicine. The       labour | The management of first stage of       2005 • 428 pp. • Paperback
possible causes as well as approach to     labour | Pain relife in labour | Consent        978-81-250-2870-3 • Rs. 425.00
be followed for each of these scenarios    in labour | Intrapartum fetal monitoring |
are explained in detail. The cases are     Uterine contractions | The management
                                           of intrapartum fetal distress | Fluid           Obstetrics and Gynecology for
organised condition-wise rather than
system-wise, since more than one
                                           management in labour | The management           Postgraduates
                                           of second stage of labour and instrumental      (Third Edition)
system may be involved in a particular     vaginal delivery | Operative delivery,
condition.                                 shoulder dystocia and episiotomy | Breech       Sir Arulkumaran, Sabaratnam, Gopalan,
   Comprehensively illustrated with        delivery | Antepartum hemorrhage | The          Sarala & Kumar, Pratap (Eds)
numerous ultrasound scans obtained         third stage of labout | The management
by the author during his many years        of postpartum hemorrhage | Postpartum
of experience in this field, this book      collapse | The management and prevention
will greatly aid and guide practising      of obstetric perineal trauma | Prostaglandins
                                           in labour | Induction of labour | Prelabour
obstetricians, ultrasonographers,
                                           rupture of membranes | Preterm labour and
radiologists and specialists in
                                           delivery—management issues | Prolonged
maternal–fetal medicine, as well as help   pregnancy | Prolonged and obstructed
candidates prepare for the RCR-RCOG        labour | Cesarean deliveries—changing
Diploma examination/Fetal medicine         trends | Management of women with
Special Skills Module conducted by         previous cesarean section scar | Rupture
the Royal College of Obstetricians and     of the uterus | Management of severe
Gynaecologists.                            preeclampsia and eclampsia | Neonatal
                                           resuscitation and the management
Special Features: 23 real-life case        of immediate neonatal problems |
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interpretation of findings
                                           2004 • 396 pp. • Paperback                      Postgraduates has been popular among
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medical institutions in India, Malaysia     Adolescence                                  Low Birth Weight Baby, The
and the United Kingdom. There have          Krishna, Usha R. & Salvi, Vanita (Eds)       Tambyraja, R.L. & Mongelli, Max (Eds)
been startling advances in the field of
obstetrics and gynecology since the         This volume is a step towards                This volume is a timely update of
1960s, when Ian Donald pioneered            familiarising the obstetrician and           progress in a field that has tended to be
the use of ultrasound in obstetrics         gynecologist with the challenges of          neglected in recent years. Although we
and gynecology, followed by in vitro        endocrine and menstrual disorders,           are yet to discover a method to precisely
fertilisation in the 1970s by Steptoe       precocious or delayed sexual                 predict the occurrence of preterm
and Edwards. Since the publication          development, genetic disorders and           labour, there have been spectacular
of the Second Edition, there have           other problems in adolescence. Suitable      improvements in the prospects for
been significant developments in             management strategies are also               survival of low birth weight infants. The
terms of new hormones and newer             suggested.                                   use of antepartum steroids and advances
types of operative procedures.                                                           in neonatal intensive care have brought
Protocols and guidelines have been          2000 • 198 pp. • Paperback
                                                                                         about these changes. This volume
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                                                                                         covers these and other improvements
This book enables the reader to keep                                                     as a result of which the reader of this
up with recent advances and current         Endometriosis                                volume will be left with the comfortable
practices. It synthesises recently                                                       feeling that he or she knows everything
                                            Motashaw, N.D. & Dave, S. (Eds)
available, acceptable and appropriate                                                    worth knowing about the subject. The
management in different settings. The       This title focusses on a key topic           contributors are veterans in the field
aim is to enable postgraduates and          in gynecology. Current management            who have a broad perspective of their
clinicians to provide the best care         strategies are also suggested. This          subject and are not tempted to embrace
in women’s health. Brought out with         volume draws on the work of specialists      the latest unconfirmed theory.
more pictures, the book has a new           and reviews recent literature on the
layout and an easily readable type          subject.                                     2003 • 208 pp. • Paperback
setting.                                                                                 978-81-250-2318-0 • Rs. 295.00
                                            1998 • 112 pp. • Hardback
Volume 1                                    978-81-250-1262-7 • Rs. 325.00
                                                                                         Menopause (Second Edition)
2009 • 604 pp. • Paperback                  1998 • 112 pp. • Paperback
978-81-7371-661-4 • Rs. 850.00                                                           Krishna, Usha R. & Shah, Duru (Eds)
                                            978-81-250-1261-0 • Rs. 325.00
                                                                                         This book views the subject in the
Volume 2
                                            Gynecological Urology                        context of endocrine changes, climacteric
2009 • 692 pp. • Paperback                                                               disturbances and problems related to
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                                                                                         premature menopause.
                                            This book is meant for gynecologists
                                                                                         2004 • 172 pp. • Paperback
                                            and postgraduate students. It deals with
   OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY                urinary system-related problems in women.
                                                                                         978-81-250-2634-1 • Rs. 325.00

         IN PERSPECTIVE                     These are the most common problems
                                            in women and are often ignored. This         Perinatal Asphyxia
                                            book brings together two specialties,        Sir Arulkumaran, Sabaratnam &
The series has grown out of the             gynecology and urology. The contributors     Jenkins, H.M.L. (Ed)
need of practicing consultants and          to this volume are drawn from across the
postgraduate students for reference         world. There is specific focus on the third   The presence of asphyxia in the antenatal
material which addresses recent             world context. This volume brings together   period has an effect on events during
knowledge on subjects of critical           opinions on management of the various        labour and immediately after that.
interest. The volumes draw on the           types of dysfunction.                        In this volume, current and potential
work of specialists. They aim to offer a                                                 methods of identifying and assessing
review of recent literature and clinical    2001 • 192 pp. • Paperback                   perinatal asphyxia are discussed along
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management which may help to prevent                  PEDIATRICS AND                        and mineral requirements and deficiency
recurrences are also discussed.                                                             disorders | Developmental pediatrics |
                                                        CHILD CARE                          Fluid, electrolytes and acid base disorders |
2000 • 284 pp. • Hardback                                                                   Pediatric emergencies | Genetic
978-81-250-1729-5 • Rs. 450.00                Achar’s Textbook                              disorders | Inborn errors of metabolism |
                                                                                            Neonatology | Infectious diseases |
2000 • 200 pp. • Paperback                    of Pediatrics
                                                                                            HIV infection | Disorders of immunity and
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                                              Bhat, Swarna Rekha (Ed.)                      disorders of childhood | The
                                                                                            gastrointestinal system | Hepatic
Practical Infertility Management                                                            disorders | The respiratory system | The
Shah, Duru & Allahbadia, Gautam (Eds)                                                       cardiovascular system | Hematology and
                                                                                            oncology | Renal disorders | The central
Infertility is defined as the inability to                                                   nervous system | The endocrine system |
become pregnant (in a woman) or cause a                                                     Neuromuscular disorders | Adolescent
pregnancy (in a man). The purpose of this                                                   medicine | Community pediatrics |
book is to provide a stepwise approach                                                      Diseases of the skin | Disorders of the
to the diagnosis and treatment of an                                                        eye | Disorders of the ear, nose and
infertile couple. It describes the detailed                                                 throat | Surgical problems specific to
workup, such as hormonal evaluation                                                         children | Environment and child health |
and transvaginal sonography, that is                                                        Ethical issues | Pediatric procedures |
                                                                                            Principles of drug therapy | Appendix
essential for accurate diagnosis. The         Since the publication of the first edition
various options available to the clinician,   in 1973, Achar’s Textbook of Pediatrics has   2009 • 704 pp. • Paperback
from ovulation induction to ovum              quickly established its reputation as one     978-81-7371-654-6 • Rs. 550.00
donation and cryopresevation, are also        of the classic textbooks on the subject. In
explained. The possible complications as
well as failures are also described. It is
                                              this, the fourth edition of the book, the     Pediatric Endocrine Disorders
                                              content has been updated and revised to       (Second Edition)
important to actively suggest adoption as     reflect current approaches and knowledge.
an alternative when treatment fails. The                                                    Desai, Meena P., Bhatia, Vijayalakshmi &
                                              New images, colour photographs, a CD
clinician should always offer this option                                                   Menon, P.S.N. (Eds)
                                              with additional content and up-to-date
to prospective parents.                       tables and graphs have also been added.       The book provides a comprehensive
2002 • 238 pp. • Paperback                    This textbook is aimed at providing           description of endocrine disorders
978-81-250-2206-0 • Rs. 325.00                medical undergraduates with a solid           in the pediatric age group. Recent
                                              grounding on the diseases, management         advancements in the study of the
                                              and care of infants and children while        molecular basis of disease have been
Pregnancy Induced Hypertension                also addressing the needs of and problems     covered. It aims to give a simple and
Seneviratne, Harshalal R. &                   faced by today’s adolescents.                 practical approach to diagnosis and
Wijeyaratne, Chandrika N. (Eds)               Special Features: • Updated                   management. The contributors are
                                              information on all topics • Algorithms        well-experienced professionals drawn
This monograph deals with a specific
                                              for diagnosis: Approach to a patient          from around the world. This book
condition commonly found among
                                              • Clinical features highlighted for           is meant for endocrinologists and
pregnant women. The volume draws on
                                              easy access • Colour photographs and          pediatricians.
the work of specialists and reviews recent
literature on the subject. The contributors   illustrative figures to enhance the
                                                                                            2008 • 702 pp. • Paperback
to this volume are drawn from India, Sri      learning experience • Free
                                                                                            978-81-7371-695-9 • Rs. 895.00
Lanka and Australia.                          CD-ROM with additional text and
                                              illustrations for further learning
1998 • 133 pp. • Hardback                     • Exam-oriented questions and case
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                                                                                               publications online.
1998 • 133 pp. • Paperback                    the students’ knowledge
                                                                                             • Request for specimen copy can be
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            PHARMACY                        Drugs                                              of solutions - II | The phase rule | Electrolyte
                                                                                               solutions | Thermodynamics - I | The
                                            Krupadanam, G.L.D., et al.                         second law of thermodynamics |
Conceptual Pharmacology                                                                        Electrochemistry | Ionic equilibria |
Jagadish Prasad, P.                         Drugs have played a central role in the            Chemical kinetics and biopharmaceutics |
                                            progress of human civilization. There              Interfacial phenomena | Collids and
                                            are many important stages before a                 macromolecular systems | Suspensions,
                                            compound is used as a drug to treat a              emulsions and coarse dispersions |
                                            disease. The first stage is drug discovery;         micromeritics | Rheology | Appendix
                                            the second stage is the manufacture; and
                                                                                               1991 • 384 pp. • Paperback
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                                            injections and solutions. Some drugs like
                                            penicillin have been discovered quite              Experimental Pharmacology
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                                            drugs have been known to man since
                                                                                               There are very few books on
                                            very early times; for example, quinine,
                                                                                               experimental pharmacology covering
Pharmacology is currently one of the        ephedrine, cocaine, and morphine. This
                                                                                               topics at the postgraduate level.
fast-growing branches of medical            book deals with the historical aspects
                                                                                               (Undergraduate students can refer
science. This book was written to           of the development and use of drugs,
                                                                                               to Experimental Pharmacology for
provide students basic information          vitamins, hormones; their classification,
                                                                                               Undergraduates by the same author.)
in pharmacology with emphasis on            synthesis and formulation; and the
                                                                                               This book has detailed experiments on
clinical aspects and pharmacological        general principles of drug actions. The
                                                                                               drug agents that could be available
approaches to drug-based treatment          pharmacokinetics, the interaction of
                                                                                               for cardiac conditions, epilepsy and
Information about the drug is given in      drugs in the targeted receptor, and mode
                                                                                               endocrine disorders. The book is also
detail and includes pharmacokinetics,       of drug synthesis is explained in detail.
                                                                                               unique because some of the experiments
pharmacodynamics, clinical indications,                                                        explained are rarely conducted these
                                            2001 • 168 pp. • Paperback
adverse drug reactions and drug                                                                days. All the illustrations have been
                                            978-81-7371-386-6 • Rs. 175.00
interactions.                                                                                  developed from the original recordings
Special Features: • Self-assessment                                                            of the author.
questions at the end of each chapter        Essentials of Physical Chemistry                   Special Features: • Adequate coverage
• Numerous illustrations: chemical          and Pharmacy                                       of theoretical principles • Classification
structures and medical drawings •           Arnikar, H.J., Kadam, S.S. & Gujar, K.N.           of experiments to allow comparison of
Unique topics like dermatological                                                              drug behaviour on different animals
pharmacology, drug use in pregnancy,        A number of chemical compounds are                 like cats, dogs, rats and guinea pigs
therapeutic drug monitoring and             now being used as drugs. This makes                • Detailed explanation for each
rational drug use                           it essential for a student of pharmacy             experiment
Contents: General pharmacology |
                                            to have sound knowledge of physico-
                                            chemical principles. This book brings              2007 • 248 pp. • Paperback
Autonomic nervous system |                                                                     978-81-7371-658-4 • Rs. 325.00
Cardiovascular system | Central nervous     together the relevant basic concepts of
system | Autacoids | Hemopoietic            physical chemistry and pharmaceutical
system | Diuretics | Chemotherapeutic       sciences. A general account of the                 Experimental Pharmacology for
agents | Gastrointestinal system |          gaseous and crystalline states of matter           Undergraduates
Hormones | Respiratory system disorders |   is followed by a detailed treatment of
Immune pharmacology | Drugs acting                                                             Prabhakar, M.C.
                                            the liquid state including solutions,
on the uterus | Drug therapy of
                                            ionic equilibria, collodial dispersions,           The book describes the practical
hyperlipidemias | Toxicology | Drug
use during pregnancy | Dermatological
                                            emulsions and gels which form the core of          exercises in most commonly used
pharmacology | Vitamins—medical and         pharmaceutical sciences. Relevant kinetic          experimental animals. Basic concepts
paramedical                                 thermodynamic theories with examples               such as receptors and laboratory
                                            are also included.                                 equipment, are explained prior
2010 • 700 pp. • Paperback                                                                     to guiding the student through
978-81-7371-679-9 • Rs. 550.00              Contents: The gaseous state | The solid
                                            state | Properties of Solutions - I | Properties   the intricacies of experimental


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pharmacology. Advanced experiments are         student of pharmacy. It aims to provide        delivery systems and industrial
described in Experimental Pharmacology.        the student with the skills, concepts          pharmacy, cosmetic technology and
                                               and methods required for the practice          herbal drugs—in one book. With
2007 • 96 pp. • Paperback
                                               of clinical pharmacy. This is a newly-         separate sections on these branches,
978-81-7371-659-1 • Rs. 125.00
                                               emerging field in India. Chapters on            this book provides detailed information
                                               various aspects of clinical pharmacy           about current techniques, as well as the
Herbal Drug Technology                         include adverse drug reactions,                concepts and principles on which they
Agrawal, S.S. & Paridhavi Swamy, M.            therapeutic drug monitoring, rational          are based.
During the past decade, there have             drug use, patient counselling and                 Targeted at final year B Pharm and
been significant advances in herbal             pharmacy practice in special risk              first year M Pharm students, this book
drug technology. In keeping with these         groups.                                        includes many step-by-step procedures,
advances, a plethora of research material on   Contents: Section I: Introduction |
                                                                                              illustrations, and examples relating to
the subject has been published, but there      Clinical pharmacy in India | Clinical          drug delivery systems, optimisation
is no authoritative textbook to guide the      pharmacy: An international                     and validation of pharmaceuticals,
beginner in this vast field. This book has      perspective | Section II: Essential            herbal drugs and products, cosmetics
been designed specially to fulfil this need.    concepts and skills for clinical pharmacy      and cosmeceuticals. In addition, key
                                               practice | Key competencies for clinical       points and self-assessment questions
Special Features: • Designed according         pharmacy practice | Communications             have been included at the end of every
to the curriculum of undergraduate and         skills | Patient counselling | Medication      chapter.
postgraduate courses in pharmacy of            adherence | Rational drug use and the
various universities in India and abroad.      essential drug concept | Adverse drug
                                                                                              Special Features: • Systematic and
• Incorporates all recent scientific            reactions | Drug interactions |
                                               Interpreting laboratory data:
                                                                                              thorough coverage of syllabus
innovations and advances in a simple,                                                         topics • Step-by-step procedures •
                                               Biochemistry and hematology |
lucid style. • A comparative study                                                            Illustrations that enhance understanding
                                               Interpreting laboratory data: Infectious
has been made between dosage forms             diseases | Pediatric pharmacy                  of text • Six full-colour plates •
in ayurveda and modern medicine. •             practice | Geriatric pharmacy practice |       Numerous examples to improve
Includes a detailed analysis of more than      Drug therapy review | Ward round               comprehension • Key points and self-
60 phytopharmaceuticals.                       participation | Literature evaluation | Drug   assessment questions
                                               information | Clinical phramacokinetics |
Contents: Introduction to medicinal
                                               Therapeutic drug monitoring | Continuing       Contents: Section I: Drug delivery and
plants | Indian systems of medicine | herbal
                                               education for clinical pharmacists | Section   industrial pharmacy: Introduction to
therapeutics: From ancient times to the 21st
                                               III: Concepts and skills for advanced          novel drug delivery systems | Controlled
century | Essentials of crude drugs |
                                               clinicial pharmacy practice | Research         drug delivery systems | Transdermal drug
medicianl botany | In vitro culture of
                                               in clinical pharmacy | Drug utilisation        delivery systems | Ocular drug delivery
medicinal plants: Tissue culture |
                                               review/evaluation | Pharmacoeconomics |        systems | Nasal drug delivery systems |
Systematic Examination of Powdered
                                               Pharmacoepidemiology | Medication              Buccal drug delivery systems | Implant
Drugs | Application of chromatography and
                                               errors | Developing therapeutic                drug delivery systems | Targeted drug
spectroscopy in plant drug analysis |
                                               guidelines | Postgraduate education            delivery systems | Liposomes |
Extraction, isolation and analysis of
                                               and training in clinical pharmacy |            Niosomes | Microspheres | Nanoparticles
phytopharmaceuticals | Screening methods
                                               Appendix                                       | Methods of enhancing bioavailability
used for herbal drugs | Standardisation
of herbal drugs | Herbal formulations: A                                                      of drugs | Pilot plant and scale-
comparative study of ayurvedic and modern      2004 • 516 pp. • Paperback                     up | Optimisation techniques in
dosage forms                                   978-81-7371-646-1 • Rs. 475.00                 pharmaceutical formulation and
                                                                                              processing | Process validation |
2007 • 734 pp. • Paperback                                                                    Pollution control and effluent treatment
978-81-7371-579-2 • Rs. 675.00                 Textbook of Industrial Pharmacy:               in pharmaceutical industries | Section II:
                                               Drug Delivery Systems, and Cosmetic            Cosmetic technology: Raw materials used
Textbook of Clinical Pharmacy                                                                 in cosmetics | Cosmeceuticals |
                                               and Herbal Drug Technology                     Formulation of cosmetics | Herbal
Practice, A                                    Hiremath, Shobha Rani R. (Ed.)                 cosmetics | Quality control of cosmetics |
Parthasarathi, G., Nyfort-Hansen, Karin &                                                     Safety and efficacy of cosmetics | Stability
                                               Textbook of Industrial Pharmacy is a           testing | Regulatory aspects of
Nahata, Milap C. (Eds)
                                               pioneering effort that aims to bring           cosmetics | Section III: Herbal drug
This book addresses the needs of               together the three main specialties            technology: Introduction to herbal drug
the undergraduate and postgraduate             of pharmaceutical technology—drug              discovery: A perspective | Introduction to


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isolation, Identification and estimation of   clarity • Viva and OSPE questions           Cardiovascular system | Nervous system |
lead compounds from natural                   • Updated bibliography                      Special senses | Section II: Amphibian and
products | Quality control and                                                            mammalian experiments | Experiments on
standardisation of herbal drugs: An           Contents: Section I: Hematology |           Frog’s nerve and muscle | Experiments on
overview | Phytopharmacological               Section II: Human Experiments |             Frog’s heart and blood vessels | Experiments
screening of natural products | Patents       Respiratory System | Gastrointestinal       on frog’s nervous system
and intellectual property on natural          System | Cardiovascular System | Nerve
products                                      and Muscle | Nervous System | Special       2006 • 296 pp. • Paperback
                                              Senses | Reproductive System |              978-81-250-3050-8 • Rs. 325.00
2008 • 464 pp. • Paperback                    Section III: Amphibian Experiments |
978-81-7371-639-3 • Rs. 375.00                Experiments on Frog’s Nerve and Muscle |
                                              Experiments on Frog’s Heart and Blood                     SURGERY
                                              Vessels | Experiments on Frog’s Nervous
            PHYSIOLOGY                        System | Section IV: Mammalian              Benign Breast Diseases
                                              Experiments
                                                                                          Krishnaswamy, Uma (Ed.)
Textbook of Practical                         2010 • 452 pp. • Paperback
                                              978-81-7371-671-3 • Rs. 375.00              Benign breast disorders and diseases are
Physiology
                                                                                          commonly encountered in Indian clinical
(Third Edition)
                                              Textbook of Practical Physiology            practice. Though reliable statistics are not
Pal, G.K. & Pal, Pravati                                                                  available, the incidence of such disorders,
                                              for Dental Students
                                                                                          in India, is thought to exceed that of
                                              Pal, G.K. & Pal, Pravati                    carcinoma breast by a factor of ten or
                                              Dental science is vast in its approach      more.
                                              and many branches of medicine come             Cultural inhibitions often prevent the
                                              together in this specialty. A dental        Indian woman from seeking medical
                                              student should have adequate practical      attention for a breast-related problem.
                                              and theoretical knowledge of the various    Further, non-cancerous conditions are
                                              aspects of physiology of many systems       deemed unworthy of attention. Often,
                                              including cardiovascular and respiratory    patients are subjected to needless
                                              physiology, hematology, endocrinology       surgical biopsies and unnecessary
                                              and neurophysiology.                        lifelong surveillance, with psychological
                                                 This book covers all aspects of          consequences. And it seems a matter of
For almost ten years, the Textbook            practicals in the subject. The experiment   luck that the patient receives appropriate
of Practical Physiology has helped            and its principle are presented in a very   management at all.
students acquire the knowledge                precise though comprehensive form.             This is tragic, as the risk of breast
and skills required to perform the            The book contains not only details of       cancer is generally lower among Indian
investigations that form an intrinsic         practicals, but also adequate theoretical   women as a whole, as compared to
part of this subject. In the third            aspects of the practical: therefore, this   women in the more developed countries.
edition, all the chapters have been           is a complete textbook of practical         Yet the common problems of the breast
thoroughly revised and the concepts           physiology. We have made special efforts    have received scant attention so far, in
updated. A new chapter on the spectral        to emphasise the application of practical   developing countries.
analysis of heart rate variability has        knowledge in clinical medicine. The            Benign Breast Diseases was written
been added. This is the first textbook         book contains all essential underlying      to focus attention on these common
in medicine to introduce this topic           principles of practical physiology as       problems, to enable the medical
as a text for medical students. Apart         per the latest recommendations of           practitioner to distinguish the benign
from this, the feedback received from         the Dental Council of India (DCI) and       from the malignant condition.
students and teachers has been given          Medical Council of India (MCI). The         Special Features: • A CD containing
due importance and is reflected in this        instruction of DCI to lay emphasis on       clinical and pathology images has been
edition.                                      applied aspects of physiology practicals    included • The book is well illustrated
Special Features: • New chapter on            has been adequately taken care of in        with line drawings • The book contains
spectral analysis of heart rate variability   this book.                                  colour plates spread over 20 pages
• Updated chapters • Simple language          Contents: Section I: Human experiments |
                                                                                          • A useful guide to breast self-
• Numerous illustrations to enhance           Hematology | Respiratory system |           examination has been included as


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an annexure • Algorithms for the      General Surgery for BDS Students           just such a base. The illustrations are
management of breast disorders and                                               simple and can be easily reproduced. The
diseases have been included.          To attain competence in dental surgery,    index has been designed as a tool for
                                      a sound grounding in the basics of         revision.
                                      surgery and knowledge of surgical
2008 • 295 pp. • Paperback                                                       2000 • 208 pp. • Paperback
                                      conditions affecting the head and neck
978-81-250-3308-0 • Rs. 550.00                                                   978-81-250-1730-5 • Rs. 150.00
                                      region are essential. This book provides




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50 Fascinating Case Studies 3                               Guharaj, P.V. 5
Achar’s Textbook of Pediatrics 8, 11                        Gujar, K.N. 12
Acute Cerebrovascular Diseases 7                            Gynecological Urology 10
Adolescence 10                                              Health and Healing 8
Advances in Medicinal Plants 1                              Herbal Drug Technology 13
Agrawal, S.S. 13                                            Herbal Home Remedies 1
Allahbadia, Gautam 11                                       Hiremath, Shobha Rani R. 13
Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology 6     Human Neuroanatomy 1
Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of                    Indian Medicinal Plants 1
   Microbiology for Nurses 8                                Interpreting Obstetric Ultrasound 9
Ananthanarayan, R. 6                                        Jagadish Prasad, P. 12
Ancient Indian Medicine 1                                   Jain, Vanita 9
Arnikar, H.J. 12                                            Jayaraj, B.D. 4
Ashbee, Ruth H. 8                                           Jenkins, H.M.L. 10
Ashtekar, Shyam 8                                           Kadam, S.S. 12
Basic Epidemiology 5                                        Kjellstrom, T. 5
Beaglehole, R. 5                                            Kothari, M.L. 1, 5
Benign Breast Diseases 14                                   Krishna, Usha R. 10
Bhat, Swarna Rekha 8, 11                                    Krishnaswamy, Uma 14
Bhatia and Craig’s Elements of Psychology and               Krupadanam, G.L.D. 12
   Mental Hygiene for Nurses in India 8                     Kumar, Pratap 9
Bhatia, B.D. 8                                              Kutumbiah, P. 1
Bhatia, Vijayalakshmi 11                                    Legacy of Caraka, The 2
Bhide, Amar 9                                               Legacy of Susruta, The 2
Blood-borne HIV 1                                           Legacy of Vagbhata 2
Bonita, R. 5                                                Low Birth Weight Baby, The 10
Career English for Nurses 4, 8                              Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy in Medicine 3
Clinical Methods in Cardiology 4                            Mahesh, P.A. 3
Clinical Microbiology 7                                     Management of Labour, The 9
Conceptual Pharmacology 12                                  Mathews, Mary S. 8
Controversial Drug Plants 1                                 Mehta, L.A. 1, 5
Correa, Mariette 1                                          Menon, P.S.N. 11
Craig, M. 8                                                 Menopause 10
Dave, S. 10                                                 Misra, K.P. 3, 4
Desai, Meena P. 11                                          Mongelli, Max 10
Desai, Shyam V. 10                                          Motashaw, N.D. 10
Dhanraj, M. 7                                               MRCOG Part 2 6
Drugs 12                                                    Mudaliar and Menon’s Clinical Obstetrics 9
Endometriosis 10                                            Nahata, Milap C. 13
Essentials of Human Genetics 1, 5                           Nair, Vasudevan 1
Essentials of Physical Chemistry and Pharmacy 12            Nambiar, V.P.K. 1
Experimental Pharmacology 12                                Nyfort-Hansen, Karin 13
Experimental Pharmacology for Undergraduates 12             Obstetrics and Gynecology for Postgraduates 9
Eye Care Handbook, The 5                                    Pal, G.K. 14
Forensic Medicine 5                                         Pal, Pravati 14
General Surgery for BDS Students 15                         Paniker, C.K. Jayaram 6
Genetic Engineering 6                                       Panjarathinam, R. 7
Genetics and Genetic Engineering 6                          Paridhavi Swamy, M. 13
Gisselquist, David 1                                        Parthasarathi, G. 13
Gopalan, Sarala 9                                           Pediatric Endocrine Disorders 11
Gore, Deodatta Hari 1                                       Perinatal Asphyxia 10
Guha, S.K. 3                                                Prabhakar, M.C. 12


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Practical Biochemistry for Medical Students 3     Seshadri, S. 6
Practical Infertility Management 11               Shah, Duru 10, 11
Prajna, N. Venkatesh 5                            Shaping of Indian Science, The 5
Prasannan, K.G. 3                                 Short Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, A 3
Pregnancy Induced Hypertension 11                 Sir Arulkumaran, Sabaratnam 9, 10
Primer of ECG, A 4                                Soma Raju, B. 4
Principles and Interpretation of Chest X-Rays 4   Tambyraja, R.L. 10
Principles of Medical Electronics and             Textbook of Clinical Pharmacy Practice, A 13
   Biomedical Instrumentation 3                   Textbook of Industrial Pharmacy 13
Raghunathan, P. 3                                 Textbook of Medical Biochemistry 3
Raja Rao, C. 3                                    Textbook of Medical Parasitology, A 7
Rajagopal, G. 3                                   Textbook of Medicine 6
Rajan, R. 3                                       Textbook of Practical Physiology 14
Ram, Uma 6                                        Textbook of Practical Physiology for Dental Students 14
Ramakrishnan, S. 3                                Thomas, Philip A. 7
Ramankutty, C. 1                                  Thro, E. 6
Reddy, K. Janardhan 1                             Valiathan, M.S. 2
Reddy, Pranathi 6                                 Vasan, R.S. 6
Rose, Selva 4, 8                                  Vidyasagar, B. 3
Roychoudhury, S.S. 1, 5                           Vijaya Kumar, K. 1
Salvi, Vanita 10                                  Warrier, P.K. 1
Saraiya, Usha B. 10                               Wijeyaratne, Chandrika N. 11
Sarbadhikari, S.N. 3                              Yount, L. 6
Seneviratne, Harshalal R. 11




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