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QV

Pharmacology

Classify here works on pharmacology in general or on the pharmacology of individual drugs or types of drugs grouped according to their specific action.

Classify works dealing with the general aspects of pharmacy and pharmaceutics in the section beginning with QV 701.

  • Classify works on an individual drug according to its principal action.
  • Note that occasionally agents are classed together because they are frequently treated together regardless of their different actions, e.g., sulfur and sulfur compounds.
  • Classify works on the use of an individual drug in the treatment of a particular disease with the disease.
  • Classify works on the purely chemical or technological use of chemicals in the QD or the T schedules.
  • Classify a drug derived from a plant with the drug.
  • Classify works on vitamins in QU; on endocrine preparations in WJ, WK, or WP; and non-endocrine biologicals in QW.
  • Classify the abuse of a drug in the appropriate WM number.

Note that Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics section also has many of the early range or form numbers found under Pharmacology.

Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society) (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Includes membership lists and administrative reports issued serially or separately. Classify directories in QV 22. Classify other serials issued by societies in W1. For academies and institutes, see QV 23-24. Classify works on pharmaceutical organizations and societies in QV 701.



General works

Classify here works discussing both pharmacological phenomena and pharmaceutical preparations. Classify works on pharmacological phenomena only in QV 37.

Collected works by several authors

Collected works by individual authors

Addresses. Essays. Lectures

History (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Classify works on the history of a specific drug with the drug.

Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Monographs and Serials)

Classification. Terminology
(Monographs and Serials)

Tables. Weights and measures. Statistics. Surveys (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Atlases. Pictorial works

Classify pictorial works on medicinal plants or materia medica in QV 717.

Education

Classify here works about education.

Educational materials
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify here educational materials, e.g., outlines, questions and answers, programmed instruction, computer-assisted instruction, etc., regardless of format. Classify textbooks, regardless of format, by subject.

Schools, departments, and faculties of pharmacy (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Include here works on the history of schools. Classify courses of study, catalogs, etc., in W 19.5.

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Graduate and continuing education in pharmacy (including fellowships, internships, residencies, etc.)

Research (General)

Classify here works about research and experimental pharmacology in general. Classify works about research on a particular subject by subject.

Pharmacology as a profession. Pharmacy as a profession. Ethics. Peer review

Pharmacy technicians

Directories (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Collective laboratories, academies, institutes, etc.

Individual laboratories, academies, institutes, etc. (Cutter from name of institution)

Laboratory manuals, including those on microscopic and chemical analysis. Technique

Cf. QV 744 Pharmaceutical chemistry.

Equipment and supplies
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify drug catalogs in QV 772.

Informatics. Electronic data processing. Computers (General)

Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.

Collective museums, exhibitions, etc.

Individual museums, exhibitions, etc. (Cutter from name of museum, etc.) (Table-G)

Registration of pharmacists (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Laws (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

[This number not used]

Classify discussion of law, jurisprudence (Table G) in QV 33.

[This number not used]

Classify discussion of law, general coverage (Not Table G) in QV 33.1

Discussion of law. Jurisprudence (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

[This number not used]

Classify works on experimental pharmacology in QV 20.5

Biopharmaceutics

Receptor pharmacology

Pharmacological phenomena and processes

Classify general works discussing both pharmacological phenomena and pharmaceutical preparations in QV 4.

Drug interactions

Drug metabolism. Pharmacokinetics

Biotransformation. Pharmacogenetics

Handbooks. Resource guides
(Monographs and Serials)

Cf. QV 607 Toxicology; QV 735 Pharmacy

Dental pharmacology

Cf. WU 180-190 Dental materials.

Pharmaceutical preparations (General)

Class here general works on pharmaceutical preparations and works on specific drugs not elsewhere classified. Cf. QV 38 Pharmacokinetics; QV 704 Pharmacy; QY 450-490 Blood chemical analysis.

Adverse effects (General)

Classify adverse effects of specific drugs, with the drug.

Nonprescription drugs

Drug overdose. Drug misuse

Dermatologic agents

Classify works on topical anti-inflammatory agents here. Cf. QV 247 for other anti-inflammatory agents. Classify works on local anti-infective agents in QV 220.

Dermatologic protective agents

Irritants. Astringents

Gastrointestinal agents (General or not elsewhere classified)

Cf. WI 703 Bile acids, salts, etc.

[This number not used]

Classify bitters, carminatives, adsorbents in QV 66.

Antacids. Anti-ulcer agents

Antidiarrheals

Emetics. Antiemetics

Cathartics. Laxatives

Antitussive agents

Neuropharmacology. Nervous system agents (General or not elsewhere classified)

Psychopharmacology

Psychotropic drugs (General or not elsewhere classified)

Antidepressive agents

Hallucinogens

Tranquilizing agents

Central nervous system depressants

Agents of general anesthesia

Classify here works on anesthetics in general also. Cf. QV 110-113 Local anesthetics. Classify works on the barbiturates (except hexobarbital) in QV 88.

Alcohols

Classify works about alcohols in QV 82-84 even if not used as a central nervous system depressant, unless otherwise instructed.

Methanol

Ethanol

Hypnotics. Sedatives. Anticonvulsants

[This number not used]

Classify tranquilizing agents (General) in QV 77.9.

Bromides

Barbiturates

Classify works on hexobarbital in QV 81.

Opioid analgesics. Narcotics. Narcotic antagonists

Cf. QV 95 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents.

Opiate alkaloids

Morphine. Morphine derivatives

[This number not used]

Classify morphine substitutes, e.g., meperidine, etc., in QV 92.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. Non-narcotic analgesics

Classify general works on analgesics here. Cf. QV 89 Opioid analgesics; WO 234 Preanesthetic medication. Cf. QV 247 Anti-inflammatory agents.

Gout suppressants

Central nervous system stimulants

Amphetamines

Classify the abuse of amphetamines at WM 275.

Convulsants

Xanthines

[This number not used]

Classify antidepressive agents in QV 77.5.

[This number not used]

Classify hallucinogens in QV 77.7.

Local anesthetics (General or not elsewhere classified)

Classify topical anesthetics at QV 60.

Cocaine. Cocaine derivatives

[This number not used]

Classify Procaine, etc. in QV 110.

Autonomic agents (General or not elsewhere classified)

Classify general works on bronchodilator agents here. Classify works on theophylline in QV 107. Classify works on autonomic agents that are also anti-inflammatory agents in QV 247; that are also histamine antagonists in QV 157; that are also sympathomimetics in QV 129; that are also vasodilator agents in QV 150.

Parasympathomimetics

Cholinergic agents

Neurotransmitters (General or not elsewhere classified)

Classify works on epinephrine, norepinephrine, and other catecholamines in WK 725.

Sympathomimetics

See note under QV 126 above. Classify works on amphetamines in QV 102.

Sympatholytics. Parasympatholytics

Atropine and allied compounds

Nicotine

Non-metallic elements and their compounds (General or not elsewhere classified)

The substances classed here are used largely in experimental pharmacology, toxicology, and/or biochemistry for various purposes. Classify by specific use where possible.

Carbon

Phosphorus

Selenium

Neuromuscular agents

Classify works on tranquilizers in QV 77.9.

Cardiovascular agents (General or not elsewhere classified)

Antihypertensive agents. Calcium channel blockers

Anti-arrhythmia agents

Cardiac glycosides

Quinidine

Nitrates. Nitrites. Nitro compounds

Histamine. Histamine antagonists

Natriuretic agents

Reproductive control agents

Classify here works on substances used either in the prevention, interruption, or facilitation of pregnancy.

Oxytocics

Ergot alkaloids

Abortifacient agents

Contraceptives

Classify works on contraceptive devices in WP 640.

Hematologic agents (General or not elsewhere classified)

Classify works on folic acid and vitamin B12 in QU 188 and QU 194, respectively.

Hematinics

Iron. Iron compounds

Liver extracts

Nucleic acids. Nucleotides. Nucleosides

Cf. QU 58 for works on biochemistry of nucleic acids and derivatives.

Drugs affecting blood coagulation

Classify works on mechanism of blood coagulation at WH 310; on laboratory analysis of coagulation at QY 410.

Anticoagulants

Hemostatics. Coagulants

Local anti-infective agents

Cf. QV 250 Anti-infective agents

Phenols. Cresols (General or not elsewhere classified)

Classify the toxicology of these agents in QV 627-633.

Formaldehyde. Nitrofurazone

Classify the toxicology of these agents in QV 627-633.

Oxidizing antiseptics

Halogen antiseptics

Detergents and other surface-active agents

[This number not used]

Classify works on pharmacology of dyes in QV 240.

Boron compounds

Coloring agents

Complex mixtures (General or not elsewhere classified)

Urinary anti-infective agents

Anti-inflammatory agents (General or not elsewhere classified)

Classify works on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents in QV 95; on topical anti-inflammatory agents in QV 60.

Anti-infective agents. Disinfectants (General or not elsewhere classified)

Classify works on local anti-infective agents in QV 220-239.

Antifungal agents. Antifungal antibiotics

Anthelmintics

Antiprotozoal agents (General or not elsewhere classified)

Amebicides

Antimalarials

Cinchona alkaloids

Primaquine. Quinacrine

Leprostatic agents

Antitreponemal agents

Arsenicals (General or not elsewhere classified)

Sulfonamides. Sulfur and other sulfur compounds (General or not elsewhere classified)

Antitubercular agents. Antitubercular antibiotics

Cf. WF 360 Drug therapy of pulmonary tuberculosis. Classify works on streptomycin in QV 356.

Antiviral agents (General or not elsewhere classified)

Antineoplastic agents. Antineoplastic antibiotics

Cf. QZ 267 Drug therapy for neoplasms.

Water. Inorganic ions. Electrolytes (General or not elsewhere classified)

Cf. QU 105  Water-electrolyte balance; QU 270 Water-electrolyte imbalance.


Sodium and sodium compounds

Cations and their compounds. Light metals and their compounds (General or not elsewhere classified)

Cf. QV 290-298 Heavy metals and their compounds.

Calcium

Potassium

Magnesium

Anions. Halogens and their compounds

Classify works on antiseptic halogens in QV 231. Classify works on specific metal compounds with the metal.

Fluorine. Fluorides

Cf. QV 50 Dental pharmacology.

Iodine. Iodides

Cf. QV 231 for iodines, etc. as antiseptics.

Phosphates

Classify works on sugar phosphates in QU 75.

Heavy metals and their compounds (General or not elsewhere classified)

Include works on rare earth metals not indexed elsewhere. Classify works on toxicological effects of all metals here also. Classify here works on chelating agents in general, but classify works on particular chelating agents with specific metal.

Lead

Mercury

Classify works on mercury compounds used to treat syphilis in QV 261.

Arsenic

Antimony

Gold

Silver

Zinc

Noble gases (General or not elsewhere classified)

Oxygen and its compounds (General or not elsewhere classified)

Carbon dioxide

Helium

Antioxidants

Anti-bacterial agents (General or not elsewhere classified)

Classify works on antifungal, antineoplastic, and antitubercular agents in QV 252, QV 269, and QV 268, respectively.

Specific drugs, A-Z

Cephalosporins

Chloramphenicol

Erythromycin

Gentamicins

Penicillins

Streptomycin

Tetracyclines

Tissue extracts

Classify works on tissue therapy in WB 391; on therapy of specific diseases with the disease. Classify works on liver extracts in QV 184.

Radiation-sensitizing agents. Radiation-protective agents

Classify general works on industrial poisons and poisoning in WA 465; general works on food poisoning in WC 268; on public health aspects of food poisoning in WA 695-722; on animal venoms in QW 630.5.V4; on toxic plants in QV 762 and plant poisoning in WA 700; on poisons acting on plants or animals in the appropriate LC schedules. Classify works on agents that are primarily air, water, or soil pollutants in WA or WN. Classify works on chemicals used extensively in drug therapy or in experimental

General works

Antidotes and other therapeutic measures

Detection of poisons. Tests. Laboratory manuals. Technique

Classify works on forensic aspects in W 750.

Lists of poisons, antidotes, etc.

Directories of poison control centers (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Handbooks. Resource guides
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify works on chemicals used extensively in drug therapy or in experimental pharmacology in the pharmacology numbers.

Inorganic poisons

Acids. Alkalies

[This number not used]

Organic poisons

Alkaloids

Non-alkaloids

Hydrocarbons (General or not elsewhere classified). Solvents. Polymers

Specific hydrocarbons, A-Z

Benzene. Benzene derivatives

Fossil fuels

Halogenated hydrocarbons

Gas poisons and poisoning

Cf. QV 81 Anesthetic gases; QV 310 Gases used in therapy.

Chemical agents and chemical warfare agents

Lung irritants

Cf. QV 666 for works on irritant gases affecting other parts of the body.

Tear gases. Toxic smokes

Irritant gases

Cf. QV 664 for general works on lung irritants.

[This number not used]

Classify works on pharmacy as a profession in QV 21; on pharmacy education in QV 18-20.

Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society) (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Includes membership lists and administrative reports issued serially or separately. Classify directories in QV 722. Classify other serials issued by societies in W1. For academies and institutes, see QV 23-24.


General works

Collected works by several authors

Collected works by individual authors

Addresses. Essays. Lectures

History (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Classification. Terminology
(Monographs and Serials)

Atlases. Pictorial works

Directories (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General Coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Laws (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Discussion of law. Jurisprudence (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Handbooks. Resource guides
(Monographs and Serials)

Drug industry. Economics of pharmacy. Advertising (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Pharmaceutical services. Community pharmacy services. Pharmacies (Table-G)

Classify works on hospital pharmacy service in WX 179; on public health aspects in WA 730.

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Pharmacopoeias (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Dispensatories, formularies, etc. (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

[This number not used]

Pharmaceutical chemistry

Classify works on techniques of drug analysis and laboratory manuals in QV 25.

Drug development. Drug discovery

Drug incompatibility

Prescription writing. Dosage. Dosage calculations

Pharmacognosy

Collection and preservation of drugs

Cf. QV 820 Preservatives.

Materia medica

Toxic plants

Medicinal plants (General or not elsewhere classified)
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify medicinal plants with geographic distribution in QV 770. Classify works on non-medicinal aspects of plants in the appropriate QK number.

Specific medicinal plants, A-Z

Classify specific medicinal plants with geographic distribution in QV 770.

Apiaceae

Asteraceae

Brassicaceae

Cannabaceae

Fabaceae

Ginkgo biloba

Lamiales

Liliaceae

Panax

Polygonaceae

Ranunculaceae

Papaveraceae

Rosales

Rubiaceae

Ericales

Zingiberaceae

[This number not used]

Classify medicinal herbs in QV 766-770.

Medicinal plants with geographic distribution (Table-G)

Classify medicinal plants without geographic application in QV 766

[This number not used]

Standardization and evaluation of drugs

Classify works on drug monitoring in WB 330; on monitoring drugs used for a particular disease, with the disease.

Clinical trials

Drug catalogs
(Monographs and Serials)

Fraud in manufacturing of drugs

Pharmaceutical technology (General or not elsewhere classified)

Drug compounding

Drug delivery systems (General or not elsewhere classified)

Drug dosage forms (General or not elsewhere classified)

Special dosage forms, A-Z

Capsules

Colloids

Ointments

Powders

Solutions

Suppositories

Tablets

[This number not used]

Classify tablets in QV 786.5.T3.

[This number not used]

Classify pharmaceutical supplies in QV 26; QV 772.

Pharmaceutic aids

Flavoring agents

Pharmaceutical preservatives

Cf. QV 754 Collection and preservation of drugs.

Drug packaging

[This number not used]

Classify packaging laws, etc. (Table G) in QV 32.

Drug labels and labeling