Discusses the study of inorganic drugs based on pharmacological classification, laying emphasis on knowledge of chemical properties, to help readers understand the rationale behind the tests for identity as well as storage conditions.
It is divided into two sections. Section A discusses the theory: various properties and uses of inorganic compounds, major intra- and extracellular electrolytes, radiopharmaceuticals and contrast media, inorganic official compounds of iron, iodine and calcium, quality control of drugs and pharmaceuticals, and identification tests for cations and anions. Section B covers practical tests. The book will serve as a useful text for students at the diploma level in pharmacy as it covers all the topics and bare essentials required under the syllabus.