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Veterinary Pharmacology 1

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Address: 1078 Budapest, István u. 2.

Phone: +36-1-478-4167

E-mail: [Click to see email]


VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY in English, Fall semester, Academic year 2019/2020


Students will be hereby informed that the prevalent qualification system and requirements in subject “Veterinary Pharmacology” for the fall semester are as follows:

  1. For completing the semester it is obligatory:
  • Regular visiting of the lectures
  • Successful performance on all practical lectures (laboratory courses) and completion of the two midterm tests

The acceptance of the semester is certified by the signature of the authorized lecturer. More than five weeks of absence in a semester results in an automatic exclusion from the semester (cf. Student’s guide).


  1. Practical
  • The attendance on all labs is obligatory, missed labs have to be retaken
  • Wearing a lab coat is obligatory on the labs,
  • The names of students will be checked by the practical leader, and in addition, students will prove their appearance with their signature
  • Missed practicals have to be retaken (at the end of the semester)
  • Students have to be able to answer the questions about the topic of former and actual practical satisfactory either verbal or written (weekly test, quiz). The students will receive a grade based on their performance. For acceptance the average of these test grades should be at least 2 (>60%) and it will be used for the calculation of practical mark (see point 4. below). Retake of failed quizzes or verbal presentation is not possible.
  • There are only 2 possibilities for attending different practical groups during the semesters, these were noted by the lab teachers. Above these 2 possibilities, the practical is not accepted.
  • The retake of the missed practicals will take place at the end of the semester on a date previously discussed with the lab teacher.
  1. Midterm tests

The dates and times of two midterm tests will be given in the detailed Practical Topic List. Minimum acceptance level of completion is 60.5% of the maximal scores (100%). Failed midterm test can be retaken during the semester only once. If the student cannot attend in the retake midterm, it will be accepted as a failed test.

  1. At the end of the fall semester the students will be evaluated by marks as follows:

excellent (5)

good (4)

medium (3)

satisfactory (2)

unsatisfactory (1)

The final grades will be based on the average of two midterm tests and quizzes or oral performances during practical. If one of the three grades is unsatisfactory, the semester will not be accepted. In this case the student should take oral examination about the topics of the whole semester.  Without this successful retake exam the acceptance of the semester will not be certified by the signature of the head of department.

Budapest, 2nd  September 2019

Dr. Ákos Jerzsele

head of department

Lectures theme


Academic year 2019/2020, 1st Semester

11 September

Lecture 1

General Pharmacology

Pharmacodynamics: Structure-dependent and independent drug actions

dr. Jerzsele Ákos

12 September

Lectures 2-3

Drug-receptor interactions

Dose-response relationship, therapeutic concepts            dr. Jerzsele Ákos

18 September

Lecture 4


Mechanisms of drug transport, absorption, distribution  dr. Csikó György

19 September

Lectures 5-6

Drug metabolism and excretion                                       dr. Csikó György

Pharmacokinetic modelling

25 September

Lecture 7

Principles of pharmacotherapy                                         dr. Csikó György
26 September

Lectures 8-9

Factors influencing drug efficacy

Detailed Pharmacology

Neuropharmacology, CNS stimulants                          dr. Csikó György

2 October

Lecture 10

CNS inhibitor drugs, tranquilizer sedatives                       dr. Csikó György
3 October

Lectures 11-12

Hypnosedatives                                                             dr. Csikó György

Anticonvulsive drugs, Antiepileptics                               dr. Jerzsele Ákos

9 October

Lecture 13

Pharmacology of pain:

Opioids 1.                                                                    dr. Jerzsele Ákos

10 October

Lectures 14-15

Opioids 2.                                                                    dr. Jerzsele Ákos

Local anaesthetics                                                       dr. Csikó György

16 October

Lecture 16

General anaesthetics

Injectable anaesthetics                                                      dr. Csikó György

17 October

Lectures 17-18

Inhalational anaesthetics

Central and peripherial myorelaxant drugs                      dr. Csikó György

23 October

Lecture 19

Pharmacology of the parasympathetic nervous system (parasympathomimetics) NATIONAL HOLIDAY (retake time will be set following consultation with Students)                                                                                dr. Gere Erzsébet
24 October

Lectures 20-21

Pharmacology of the parasympathetic nervous system (parasympatholytics)

Pharmacology of the sympathetic nervous system (sympathomimetics, sympatholytics)                                                                            dr. Gere Erzsébet

30 October

Lecture 22

Pharmacology of inflammation:                                      

Pharmacology of NSAIDs                                                          dr. Jerzsele Ákos

31 October

Lectures 23-24

Pharmacology of glucocorticoids

Pharmacology of antihistamines                                                  dr. Jerzsele Ákos

6 November

Lecture 25

JAK inhibitors and other anti-inflammatory agents

dr. Jerzsele Ákos

7 November

Lectures 26-27

Pharmacology of immunosuppression

Pharmacology of the respiratory system:                                 dr. Gere Erzsébet

Bronchodilators, anti-inflammatory drugs of the respiratory system.

13 November

Lecture 28

Antitussive drugs, mucolytics and expectorants.                          dr. Gere Erzsébet


14 November

Lectures 29-30

Pharmacology of the cardiovascular system

Pharmacology of arrhythmias                                                       dr. Gere Erzsébet

Pharmacology of cardiac contractility (positive inotropic drugs)

Pharmacology of vascular tone                                                     dr. Jerzsele Ákos

20 November

Lecture 31

Pharmacology of volume regulation

Diuretics                                                                                   dr. Jerzsele Ákos

21 November

Lectures 32-33

Pharmacology of haemostasis and thrombosis

Pharmacology of haematopoiesis. Treatment of anaemia            dr. Jerzsele Ákos

27 November

Lectures 34

Pharmacology of the digestive system:                              

Emetic and antiemetic drugs.                                                   dr. Jerzsele Ákos

28 November

Lecture 35-36

Prokinetic agents, drugs for gastric and duodenal ulcers.

Laxative drugs, antidiarrheal drugs                                               dr. Jerzsele Ákos

4 December   Lecture 37 Hepatoprotective drugs                                                                 dr. Jerzsele Ákos
5 December       Lecture 38-39 Pharmacology of the endocrine system:                                    dr. Csikó György

Pharmacology of the hypophyseal and pituitary gland hormones and analogues Pharmacology of the thyroid gland and adrenal gland hormones

Practical lessons theme

Ist Semester 2019/2020.

Practical 1

Sept. 9-13.

Sources of drugs in veterinary medicine. Storage, stability, sales of drugs.
Practical 2

Sept. 16-20.

Prescription writing, legal aspects, scheduled drugs
Practical 3

Sept. 23-27.

Forms of prescriptions
Practical 4

Sept. 30-04.

Dosage forms I. – solid dosage forms
Practical 5

Oct. 7-11.

Dosage forms II. – semi-solid, liquid and gaseous dosage forms
Practical 6

Oct. 14-18.

Basic knowledge of drug preparation
Practical 7

Oct. 21-25.

Theory and practice of drug administration
Practical 8

Oct. 28-31.

30th Oct. 7:00 am

Test 1 (central nervous system inhibitors)

Practical 9

Nov. 4-8.

Clinical pharmacology and demonstration regarding sedative and hypnotic drugs,

Drug development

Short presentations

Practical 10

Nov. 11-15.

Clinical pharmacology and demonstration regarding anesthetics and anticonvulsive drugs

Short presentations

Practical 11

Nov. 18-22.

Ocular pharmacology
Practical 12

Nov. 25-29.

27th Nov. 7:00 am

Test 2 (Pharmacology of inflammation, respiratory and cardiovascular system)

Practical 13

Dec. 2-6.

Clinical pharmacology of the digestive system

Short presentations

Practical 14

Dec. 9-13.

Drug interactions and incompatibilities in the veterinary practice

+ Consultation, retake of missed or cancelled practicals