This book is written in a simplified and concise way to generate interest among youngsters who wish to learn pharmacology. The main aim of the book is to furnish basic information to the students of bachelor degree course in physiotherapy. Authors are quite aware of the constraints of students of physiotherapy in extracting the lucid information from a large number of voluminous, therapeutics-oriented textbooks of pharmacology. We are sure of the fact that the information studded in this volume is precisely what a beginner needs to learn about the basic concepts of pharmacology without any clinical exposure. We are glad to say that extreme care is taken to provide more authentic and appropriate revelations of the subject. If any improper information is found in this volume, the onus entirely lies in us.
We appeal to all our fellow pharmacologists to give their valuable feedback so that the same may be incorporated in the editions to come. We humbly request the learned men and women of pharmacology not to recommend this book to other than the students of physiotherapy courses.
Finally we express our gratitude and gracefully acknowledge the stress taken by Dr S Gurumadhva Rao, Registrar, Mahe, Manipal to write foreword to this edition. We remain grateful to all kingsmen of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore and Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal for the unprecedented encouragement given to us. We express our heartfelt gratitude to M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi, for having readily accepted the manuscript to bring out this attractive volume. Our sincere thanks to Mrs. Jyothi for her secretarial assistance, without her help, this volume would not have taken a proper shape.