Dr. Syed Ziaur Rahman
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Dr. Syed Ziaur Rahman

Aligarh Muslim University, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Western Australia, Australia

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Prof. Syed Ziaur Rahman is Professor of Pharmacology in Aligarh Muslim University, India. He received his PhD degree in Pharmacology from University of Western Sydney, Australia in 2015. His research focus is Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. He has published 8 books, 15 chapters and more than 200 research papers.

Area of Interest:

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Rational Pharmacotherapy
Medical Science
Clinical Research

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Ali, I., S.Z. Rahman, A. Qamar and M.S. Khan, 2022. Survey-based study on farmers’ knowledge and pattern of using insecticide on different crops in Aligarh District of Uttar Pradesh, India. Int. J. Hum. Health Sci., 6: 193-199.
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  2. Ali, I., S.Z. Rahman, A. Qamar and M.S. Khan, 2022. Knowledge, attitude and practices for safe use of insecticides in Aligarh district. J. Pharmacovigilance Drug Safety, 19: 1-5.
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  3. Khan, S., S.Z. Rahman and A. Ahad, 2021. Local drug delivery of folic acid promotes oral mucosal wound healing. J. Dent. Sci., 16: 532-533.
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  4. Khan, S. and R. SZ, 2021. Oral bleeding in dengue fever - Our perspective. Bangladesh J. Med. Sci., 20: 11-16.
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  5. Al Rashid, S., S.Z. Rahman and S. Khan, 2021. Comparative study for safety and efficacy of a novel folic acid formulation gel with 0.1% triamcinolone acetonide paste in experimentally induced oral ulcer. Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol., 65: 39-44.
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  6. Rahman, S.Z. and S.H. Zahid Jamal, 2020. Meta-analytical study of cardiac drugs described by Ibn Sina (980–1037) in the contemporary research. Indian J. Hist. Sci., 55: 279-287.
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  7. Rahman, S.Z. and S. Khan, 2020. Patients’ case scenario as well as approaches and strategies adopted to manage COVID-19 pandemic at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. Bangladesh J. Med. Sci., 19: S 28-S 35.
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  8. Rahman S.Z., S.M. Mubashir and S.H.Z. Jamal, 2020. Critical evaluation of avicennian cardiac drugs in the contemporary research. International Journal of Human and Health Sciences (IJHHS) 4: 257-266.
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  9. Nafees, S., S.Z. Rahman and K.M.Y. Amin, 2020. Evaluation of anti-hypertensive activity of ancient Unani cardiovascular drug “Saad Kufi” (Cyperus scariosus) in adrenaline-induced hypertensive rats. Futur J. Pharm. Sci., Vol. 6. 10.1186/s43094-020-00142-x.
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  10. Zaheer, I., S.Z. Rahman, R.A. Khan, M. Parveen and P. Sharma, 2019. Evaluation of dose dependent analgesic response by extracts of Myristica fragrans on albino wistar rats: an experimental study. Int. J. Basic Clin. Pharmacol., 8: 2134-2139.
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  11. Mishra, A., S.Z. Rahman and R.A. Khan, 2018. CNS activity of Myristica fragrans Houtt.-an experimental study. Bangladesh J. Med. Sci., 17: 98-106.
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  12. Imran Zaheer, Syed Ziaur Rahman, Rahat Ali Khan, Mehtab Parveen, Mushtaq Ahmad 2018. Evaluation of analgesic activity of extracts of Delphinium denudatum in animal models: A dose-dependent pre-clinical trial. J. Clin. Diagn. Res., 12: FC01-FC04.
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  13. Rahman, S.Z., 2017. A giant of indian pharmacology is no more: Rest in peace Prof. BN Dhawan. J. Pharmacol. Pharm., 8: 151-152.
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  14. Rahman, S.Z. and K.P. Gupta, 2017. An exemplary pharmacologist of India (Obituary). Indian J. Pharmacol., 49: 53-55.
  15. Rahman, S.Z. and A. Mishra, 2017. Discovery of Aligarh super bug and widespread variants of NDM1: A concern in antimicrobial resistance. Bangladesh J. Med. Sci., 16: 335-336.
  16. Mishra, A. and S.Z. Rahman, 2017. Pharmacoeconomics of antibiotic usage at a tertiary care teaching hospital of north India: Determining the limitation and rationality. J. Rational Pharm. Res., 3: 49-52.
  17. Zaheer, I., S.Z. Rahman, R.A. Khan and M. Parveen, 2016. An experimental study of ethanolic extract of Myristica fragrans in morphine dependence. Bangladesh J. Med. Sci., 15: 224-229.
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  18. Zaheer, I., S.Z. Rahman, R.A. Khan and M. Parveen, 2016. An experimental study of ethanolic extract of Delphinium denudatum wall. In morphine withdrawal syndrome. J. Med. Res., 2: 71-76.
  19. Rafeeq, M.M., F. Ahmad, S.Z. Rahman, S.S. Siddiqi and S. Shakil, 2016. Effect of an SNP inSCAPgene on lipid-lowering response to rosuvastatin in Indian patients with metabolic syndrome. Pharmacogenomics, 17: 2015-2024.
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  20. Mohammad, M., F. Ahmad, S.Z. Rahman, S.S. Siddiqui and S. Shakil, 2016. Effect of a single nucleotide polymorphism in SCAP gene on lipid lowering response to rosuvastatin in Indian patients with metabolic syndrome. Pharmacogenomics, 17: 2015-2024.
  21. Bhat, S.P. and S.Z. Rahman, 2016. Rituximab treatment in new and refractory Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) patients: A review. Int. J. Med. Res. Prof., 2: 1-6.
  22. Siddiqui, R., S.S. Ahmad and S.Z. Rahman, 2015. Ornidazole induced adverse drug effects-Our experience. J. Pharm. Drug Safety, 12: 43-45.
  23. Rahman, S.Z., 2015. Do we really need multiple terms for a single concept in the field of environmental pharmacovigilance? Int. Arch. BioMed. Clin. Res., 21: 1-2.
  24. Rahman, S.Z. and R.A. Khan, 2015. Pharmaco environmentology-aligning pharmacovigilance with environment. Pharm. Times, 47: 44-47.
  25. Rahman, S.Z. and A. Rana, 2015. 14th annual conference of society of pharmacovigilance, India-a report. J. Pharm. Drug Safety, 12: 52-54.
  26. Gupta, A. and S.Z. Rahman, 2015. Pharmacoenvironmentology and environmental risk: Current status. J. Pharm. Drug Safety, 12: 49-51.
  27. Bhat, S. and S.Z. Rahman, 2015. Prescription auditing of patients admitted at a ward of a tertiary care hospital of Western UP. J. Pharm. Drug Safety, 12: 6-10.
  28. Anwer, A., S.Z. Rahman, P.P. Singh and M. Amir, 2015. Prescription auditing of patients admitted at psychiatry ward of a tertiary care hospital of western UP. Int. Arch. BioMed. Clin. Res., 1: 20-23.
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  29. Aiman, U. and S.Z. Rahman, 2015. Standard of reporting animal-based experimental research in Indian Journal of Pharmacology. Indian J. Pharmacol., 47: 514-517.
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  30. Ahmad, S.S., S.Z. Rahman, N. Ramil and S.A. Ghani, 2015. Pharmacologic trabeculectomy-modulation of aqueous humor outflow through the trabecular meshwork. US Ophthalmic Rev., 8: 46-51.
  31. Rahman, S.Z., U. Aiman and M.A. Akbarsha, 2014. National workshop/CME on alternatives to animal experimentation in medical science education. Altex, 31: 369-370.
  32. Siddiqi, S.S., F.A. Misbahuddin, S.Z. Rahman and A.U. Khan, 2013. Dyslipidemic drugs in metabolic syndrome. Indian J. Endocrinol. Metab., 17: 472-479.
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  33. Rahman, S.Z., J. Basilakis, A. Rahmadi, S. Lujic and I. Musgrave et al., 2013. Use of serotonergic antidepressants and St John’s wort in older Australians: A population-based cohort study. Aust. Psychiatry, 21: 262-266.
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  34. Ghalib, R.M., R. Hashim, O. Sulaiman, S.H. Mehdi and Z. Anis et al., 2012. Phytochemical analysis, cytotoxic activity and constituents–activity relationships of the leaves of Cinnamomum iners (Reinw. ex Blume-Lauraceae). Nat. Prod. Res., 26: 2155-2158.
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  35. Alvi, Y., S.Z. Rahman and M.S. Zaheer, 2012. A study of 'rational use of investigations' in a tertiary hospital. Int. J. Collaborative Res. Internal Med. Public Health, 4: 1265-1275.
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  36. Mohammad, M., F. Ahmad, S.Z. Rahman, V. Gupta and T. Salmanet, 2011. Knowledge, attitudes and practices of bioethics among doctors in a tertiary care government teaching hospital in India. J. Clin. Res. Bioeth, Vol. 2. 10.4172/2155-9627.100011.
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  37. Mehdi, S.H., R. Hashim, R.M. Ghalib, M.F.C.G. da Silva and O. Sulaiman et al., 2011. Synthesis, characterization, antimicrobial and enzymatic activity of 4b, 9b-dihydroxy-7, 8-dihydro-4bH-indeno [1, 2-b] benzofuran-9, 10 (6H, 9bH)-dione. J. Mol. Struct., 1006: 318-323.
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  38. Rahman, S.Z., V. Gupta, A. Sukhlecha and Y. Khunte, 2010. Lifestyle drugs: Concept and impact on society. Indian J. Pharm. Sci., 72: 409-413.
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  39. Rahman, S.Z., V. Gupta, A. Dang and A. Sukhlecha, 2010. Lifestyle drugs in India: Are we ready for them? Aust. Med. J., 1: 186-189.
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  40. Rahman, S.Z., 2010. International association of medical colleges and its role in ECOSOC special consultative meeting. Newslett. Ibn Sina Acad., 10: 15-16.
  41. Rahman, S.Z., 2010. Graeco-arabic medicine society Inc. Newslett. Ibn Sina Acad., 10: 11-15.
  42. Rahman, S.Z., 2010. Few pages from my diary. Newslett. Ibn Sina Acad., 10: 10-15.
  43. Rahman, S.Z. and R.A. Khan, 2010. Late professor PN Saxena: A teacher of excellence. J. Pharmacol. Pharmacotherapeutics, 1: 111-112.
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  44. Parveen, M., Z. Khanam, M. Ali and S.Z. Rahman, 2010. A novel lupene-type triterpenic glucoside from the leaves of Clerodendrum inerme. Nat. Prod. Res., 24: 167-176.
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  45. Singhal, K.C., F. Jabin, S. Ahmad, S.Z. Rahman, R.K. Bhargava and A. Latif, 2009. Scientific validation of Unani compound formulation for its efficacy in bronchial asthma. Indian J. Traditional Knowl., 8: 421-424.
  46. Salman, M.T., F.A. Khan, S.Z. Rahman and M. Makhdoom, 2009. Drug prescribing pattern in dental practices of a teaching hospital in north India. JK Sci., 11: 107-107.
  47. Rahman, S.Z., 2009. My experience and the Life at Tehran. Newslett. Ibn Sina Acad., 9: 11-15.
  48. Rahman, S.Z., 2009. History of pharmacovigilance in India. Newslett. Ibn Sina Acad., 9: 14-15.
  49. Parveen, M., R.M. Ghalib, S.H. Mehdi, S.Z. Rehman and M. Ali, 2009. A new triterpenoid from the leaves of Ficus benjamina (var. comosa). Nat. Prod. Res., 23: 729-736.
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  50. Hashemi, Z., P. Biswas and S.Z. Rahman, 2009. Detecting ADR/Signals from routine investigations in patients undergoing treatment in a medical ward of a hospital: A 3 month study. J. Pharm. Drug Safety, 6: 27-31.
  51. Aiman, U., M.A. Haseeen and S.Z. Rahman, 2009. Gynecomastia: An ADR due to drug interaction. Indian J. Pharmacol., 41: 286-287.
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  52. Salman, M.T., M.F. Akram, S. Rahman, F.A. Khan, M.A. Haseen and S.W. Khan, 2008. Drug prescribing pattern in surgical wards of a teaching hospital in North India. Indian J. Practising Doctor, 5: 5-8.
  53. Rahman, S.Z., R.A. Khan and A. Latif, 2008. Importance of pharmacovigilance in unani system of medicine. Indian J. Pharmacol., 40: S17-S20.
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  54. Rahman, S.Z., R.A. Khan, V. Gupta and Misbahuddin, 2007. Pharmacoenvironmentology versus ecopharmacology. Newslett. Ibn Sina Acad., 7: 14-15.
  55. Rahman, S.Z., R.A. Khan, V. Gupta and M. Uddin, 2007. Pharmacoenvironmentology-a component of pharmacovigilance. BMC Environ. Health, Vol. 6. 10.1186/1476-069X-6-20.
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  56. Rahman, S.Z., R.A. Khan and A. Kumar, 2007. Preclinical study of delphinium denudatum wall. in morphine de-addiction. J. Pharmacol. Toxicol. Methods, Vol. 56. 10.1016/j.vascn.2007.02.008.
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  57. Rahman, S.Z., 2007. Summary of the IAOMC meeting (Chicago/USA). Newslett. Ibn Sina Acad., 7: 9-13.
  58. Rahman, S.Z., 2007. National symposium on relevance of herbal pharmacovigilance-a report. Newslett. Ibn Sina Acad., 7: 7-8.
  59. Rahman, S.Z. and Misbahuddin, 2007. History of medieval pharmacology. Newslett. Ibn Sina Acad., 7: 13-14.
  60. Rahman, S.Z., 2006. Oslo-A city of thousand years old. Newslett. Ibn Sina Acad., 6: 2-3.
  61. Rahman, S.Z., 2006. Inter-relationship of Pharmacovigilance. Pharm. Pharm. Pharm. Rev., 2: 41-44.
  62. Rahman, S.Z., 2006. Impact of human medicines on environment-a new emerging problem. Population Envis, 3: 3-4.
  63. Rahman, S.Z. and R.A. Khan, 2006. Environmental pharmacology-a new discipline. Indian J. Pharm., 38: 1-2.
  64. Ahmad, S., A. Hannan, S.Z. Rahman and S. Wasi, 2006. Role of Withania somnifera in the management of abnormal nocturnal emission. UniMed Kulliyat, 2: 45-49.
  65. Masood, I., R. Bhargava, Z. Ahmed, D.K. Sharma, S.Z. Rehman and S.S. Amin, 2005. Gatifloxacin-induced purpura-an unusual adverse drug reaction. J. Ind. Acad. Clin. Med., 6: 239-240.
  66. Latif, A. and S.Z. Rahman, 2005. A serious adverse drug interaction of two traditional medicines-a case report. J. Pharm. Drug Saf, 2: 26-29.
  67. Jabin, F., K.C. Singhal, R. Bhargava, A. Latif and S.Z. Rahman, 2005. Clinical trial of an herbal formulation and associated adverse drug reactions in patients of bronchial asthma. J. Pharm. Drug Safety, 2: 16-19.
  68. Rahman, S.Z., S.S. Ahmad and K.C. Singhal, 2004. An overview of free radical scavengers in glaucomatous neurodestruction. SFRR-India Bull., 3: 37-43.
  69. Rahman, S.Z. and R.A. Khan, 2004. Is nimesulide safe in a cardiovascular-Compromised patient? Indian J. Pharmacol., 36: 252-253.
  70. Khan, R.A. and S.Z. Rahman, 2004. Nimesulide induced coronary artery insufficiency-a case report. J. Pharm. Drug Safety, 1: 11-13.
  71. Khan, R.A. and S.Z. Rahman, 2004. A case report on Nimesulide and its relation with angina. J. Pharm. Drug Saf, 1: 19-21.
  72. Rahman, S.Z., 2002. International conference of the society of pharmacovigilance (India): A report. Newslett. Ibn Sina Acad., 2: 8-9.
  73. Rahman, S., R.A. Khan and A. Kumar, 2002. Experimental study of the morphine de-addiction properties of Delphinium denudatum wall. BMC Complementary Alter. Med., Vol. 2. 10.1186/1472-6882-2-6.
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  74. Rahman, S.Z. and K.C. Singhal, 2001. Commemorative postage stamp on world health day themes of cardiology. Cardiol. Quarterly Update, 4: 11-12.
  75. Rahman, S.Z. and K.C. Singhal, 1999. Postal stamps on drug and alcohol abuse. Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol., 43: 1-4.
  76. Rahman, S.Z., 1998. Historical perspective of paludism and commemorative stamps on malaria. Hamdard Med. Pak., 41: 86-90.
  77. Rahman, S.Z., 1997. Commemorative postage stamps on origin and development of the red cross/red crescent. Hamdard Med. Pak., 40: 116-119.