Goodman and Gilman Pharmacology PDF Download- Latest Edition

Apart from the most used book for pharmacology, K.D Tripathi, there comes another book which is one of the finest books to read in the Second year of MBBS for pharmacology. Goodman and Gilman provide beautiful insights and explanations to the students. Below are the links given to the latest edition of the free book in PDF format.

Goodman and Gilman Pharmacology PDF Book

Goodman and Gilman have 15 sections covering 65 chapters and appendices which are listed below:

Section I: General Principles

  1. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics: The Dynamics of Drug Absorption,
    Distribution, Action, and Elimination
  2. Membrane Transporters and Drug Response
  3. Drug Metabolism
  4. Pharmacogenetics
  5. The Science of Drug Therapy

Section II: Drugs Acting at Synaptic and Neuroeffector junctional sites

  1. Neurotransmission: The Autonomic and Somatic Motor Nervous Systems
  2. Muscarinic Receptor Agonists and Antagonists
  3. Anticholinesterase Agents
  4. Agents Acting at the Neuromuscular Junction and Autonomic Ganglia
  5. Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists
  6. 5-Hydroxytryptamine (Serotonin): Receptor Agonists
    and Antagonists

Section III: Drugs Acting on Central Nervous System

  1. Neurotransmission and the Central Nervous System
  2. General Anesthetics
  3. Local Anesthetics
  4. Therapeutic Gases: Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Nitric Oxide, and Helium
  5. Hypnotics and Sedatives
  6. Drug Therapy for Depression and Anxiety Disorders
  7. Pharmacotherapy of Psychosis and Mania
  8. Pharmacotherapy of the Epilepsies
  9. Treatment of Central Nervous System Degenerative Disorders
  10. Opioid Analgesics
  11. Ethanol
  12. Drug Addiction and Drug Abuse

Section IV: Autocoids: Drugs therapy of Inflammation

  1. Histamine, Bradykinin, and Their Antagonists
  2. Lipid-Derived Autacoids: Eicosanoids and Platelet-Activating Factor
  3. Analgesic-Antipyretic Agents; Pharmacotherapy of Gout
  4. Pharmacotherapy of Asthma

Section V: Drugs affecting Renal and Cardiovascular Function

  1. Diuretics
  2. Vasopressin and Other Agents Affecting the Renal Conservation of Water
  3. Renin and Angiotensin
  4. Treatment of Myocardial Ischemia
  5. Therapy of Hypertension
  6. Pharmacotherapy of Congestive Heart Failure
  7. Antiarrhythmic Drugs
  8. Drug Therapy for Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia

Section VI: Drugs affecting Gastrointestinal Function

  1. Pharmacotherapy of Gastric Acidity, Peptic Ulcers, and Gastroesophageal
    Reflux Disease
  2. Treatment of Disorders of Bowel Motility and Water Flux; Antiemetics;
    Agents Used in Biliary and Pancreatic Disease
  3. Pharmacotherapy of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Section VII: Chemotherapy of Parasitic Infections

  1. Chemotherapy of Protozoal Infections: Malaria
  2. Chemotherapy of Protozoal Infections: Amebiasis, Giardiasis, Trichomoniasis,
    Trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, and Other Protozoal Infections
  3. Chemotherapy of Helminth Infections

Section VIII: Chemotherapy of Microbial Diseases

  1. General Considerations of Antimicrobial Therapy
  2. Sulfonamides, Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole, Quinolones, and Agents
    for Urinary Tract Infections
  3. Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Other β-Lactam Antibiotics
  4. Aminoglycosides
  5. Protein Synthesis Inhibitors and Miscellaneous Antibacterial Agents
  6. Chemotherapy of Tuberculosis, Mycobacterium avium Complex Disease,
    and Leprosy
  7. Antifungal Agents
  8. Antiviral Agents (Nonretroviral)
  9. Antiretroviral Agents and Treatment of HIV Infection

Section IX: Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases

  1. Antineoplastic Agents

Section X: Immunomodulators

  1. Immunosuppressants, Tolerogens, and Immunostimulants

Section XI: Drugs acting on the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs

  1. Hematopoietic Agents: Growth Factors, Minerals, and Vitamins
  2. Blood Coagulation and Anticoagulant, Thrombolytic, and Antiplatelet Drugs

Section XII: Hormones and Hormone Antagonists

  1. Pituitary Hormones and Their Hypothalamic Releasing Factors
  2. Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs
  3. Estrogens and Progestins
  4. Androgens
  5. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone; Adrenocortical Steroids and Their Synthetic Analogs;
    Inhibitors of the Synthesis and Actions of Adrenocortical Hormones
  6. Insulin, Oral Hypoglycemic Agents, and the Pharmacology of the
    Endocrine Pancreas
  7. Agents Affecting Mineral Ion Homeostasis and Bone Turnover

Section XIII: Dermatology

  1. Dermatological Pharmacology

Section XIV: Ophthalmology

  1. Ocular Pharmacology

Section XV: Toxicology

  1. Principles of Toxicology and Treatment of Poisoning
  2. Heavy Metals and Heavy-Metal Antagonists


I. Principles of Prescription Order Writing and Patient Compliance

II. Design and Optimization of Dosage Regimens; Pharmacokinetic Data


Unlike KD Tripathi, Goodman and Gilman have a lot of text clustered together with some flow charts and some images. The book has over 2047 pages with deep explanations and its download size is 33.2 MB.

However, we still recommend that you use KD Tripathi if you are a second-year MBBS student struggling to pass the prof exams.

Suggestions to those studying pharmacology in the Second year of MBBS are as follows:

  1. Try to read this article- How to study Pharmacology in Second Year MBBS.
  2. Most of the pharmacology is mugging up, you will end up making a number of mnemonics for them. But do not miss important topics, including the drugs for cardiology, antibiotics, etc.
  3. Do not miss Emergency medicine drugs.

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