As pharmaceuticals are the mainstay of treatment for human ailments, pharmacology is a
medical discipline that serves as the foundation of the medical industry. In order to optimize
the advantages and reduce the hazards of medications for recipients, it is crucial to describe
the pharmacological basis of therapies. This pharmacology lecture note is primarily intended
for undergraduate health science students, including those pursuing careers as health officers,
nurses, midwives, and laboratory technicians. But other health professionals whose line of
work involves drug therapy or associated topics ought to find much of the information
relevant as well.
The objective is to equip the practitioner with knowledge of the core scientific ideas
underlying pharmacology. To facilitate understanding, the effects of archetypal medicines on
physiological and pathological systems are thoroughly described. There is a brief mention of
other related medications. The medications were chosen based on the national
pharmaceuticals list for Ethiopia and the cumulative knowledge from teaching pharmacology
to numerous students of health professions.
The chapters begin with a set of goals to direct the reader, and the majority of them end with
questions that test the reader’s comprehension of the ideas discussed in the chapter. Most
sections begin with an introduction that gives a general description of the material that will be
We believe that this information will be a helpful companion in our search of a fundamental
understanding of the most intriguing field of clinical knowledge, pharmacology, and invite
readers to consult the references listed for more information.