This course provide the student with knowledge regarding the general actions, mechanisms and uses of general anaesthetics, central nervous system stimulants and depressants, analgesics, antipsychotics, antiepileptics, antitussives, antiemetics, antidepressants, antimaniacs, and antiparkinsonians. It also provides information on the major side effects of the various drug classes. The drugs will be analysed to permit the choice of a certain agent for the treatment of a certain disease.   In the practical part of the course the students will be allowed to perform experiments in conscious animals (rodents) to verify the actions of the drugs they studied in the theoretical part of the course.