3rd BHMS MATERIA MEDICA EXAM QUESTIONS

This post is prepared for the benefit of the 3rd B.H.M.S Materia medica students which covers all the Important Exam Questions from the syllabus.

This is prepared on the basis of syllabus for THIRD B.H.M.S. (Degree course) applicable from the academic session 2015-2016, as per guidelines of Central Council of Homoeopathy (India).

  • Let’s summarize the content of the syllabus

In addition to the syllabus of First and Second B.H.M.S. along with the medicines of Second B.H.M.S. the following topics and medicines are included in the syllabus of Third B.H.M.S examination.

You can find the whole question bank for SECOND B.H.M.S. by following the link 2nd B.H.M.S MATERIA MEDICA EXAM QUESTIONS.

  • Additional topics are,

1. General Topics of Homoeopathic Materia Medica

(a) Concept of Nosodes – Definition of Nosodes, types of Nosodes, general indications of Nosodes.

(b) Concepts of constitution, Temperaments, Diathesis-

Definitions, various concepts of constitution with their peculiar characteristics, importance of constitution temperaments and diathesis, their utility in treatment of patients.

2. Concept of mother tincture.

There are mainly 5 divisions in this post:

  1. Theoretical Materia medica
  2. Homoeopathic remedies
  3. Group studies
  4. Nosodes
  5. List of Polychrest Remedies

As now you may have the idea of the syllabus and its content lets go through the important model questions which are frequently asked.

  • FQ: Full Question
  • SFQ: Semi Full Question
  • SN: Short Note
  1. FQ: What is constitution? What are the types of constitution according to Von Gravoulg? Write down the general characteristics of them.
  2. FQ: Define Nosodes. Write down its types and general characteristics of it.
  3. FQ: What is temperament? Write down its types in detail. Write down the general characteristics of each of them.
  4. SFQ: Guiding symptoms of nosodes.
  5. SFQ: What are modalities? What are its types? Write down its importance in homoeopathy with example.
  6. SN: Carbonitrogenoid constitution.
  7. SN: Diathesis
  8. SN: Difference between mother tincture and Homoeopathic Potentised medicine.
  9. SN: Hydrogenoid constitution.
  10. SN: Mother tincture
  11. SN: Nosodes
  12. SN: Oxygenoid constitution.
  13. SN: Von Gravoulg’s classification of Constitution.

2. HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES

The students should keep in mind that medicines should be learnt under the following headings, namely

  • Common name, family, habitat, parts used, preparation, constituents (of source material).
  • Proving data.
  • Sphere of action.
  • Symptomatology of the medicine emphasizing the characteristic symptoms (mental, physical generals and particulars including sensations, modalities and concomitants) and constitution.
  • Comparative study of medicines.
  • Therapeutic applications (applied Materia Medica).
  1. ACETIC ACID- Dropsy, Urinary system, Gastro-intestinal tract.
  2. ACTEA SPICATA- Extremities, Head.
  3. AGARICUS MUSCARIUS- Convulsion and Delirium, Mental symptoms.
  4. AGNUS CASTUS- Male, Female.
  5. ALUMINA- Female/Leucorrhoea, Nervous symptoms, Skin, Gastro-intestinal tract, Guiding Symptoms.
  6. AMBRA GRISEA- Female, Respiratory system, Mind.
  7. AMMONIUM CARBONICUM- Female, Mind, Respiratory system, Extremities, Skin.
  8. AMMONIUM MURIATICUM- Respiratory system, Rectal symptoms, Female genital organs.
  9. ANACARDIUM ORIENTALE- Drug Picture, Mind, Guiding symptoms, Gastro-intestinal tract.
  10. APOCYNUM CANNABINUM- Mucous Membrane.
  11. ARSENICUM IODATUM- Respiratory system, Skin.
  12. ASAFOETIDA- Gastro-intestinal tract.
  13. AURUM METALLICUM- Drug Picture, Mind, Guiding symptoms, Heart, Uterine symptoms.
  14. BARYTA CARBONICA- Drug Picture, Throat, Baby, Mind, Guiding symptoms,
  15. BELLADONNA- Drug Picture, Guiding symptoms, Eye, Mind, Fever, Headache, Circulatory system.
  16. BENZOIC ACID- Urinary system, Rheumatism and Gout.
  17. BERBERIS VULGARIS- Urinary system, Renal-colic, Gall-stone colic.
  18. BISMUTH- Cholera, Mind, Gastro-intestinal tract.
  19. BORAX- Baby, Guiding symptoms, Female symptoms.
  20. BOVISTA IYCOPERDON- Female Symptoms.
  21. BROMIUM- Respiratory system.
  22. BUFO RANA- Convulsion/Epilepsy, Sexual symptoms.
  23. CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS- Cardio-vascular system.
  24. CALADIUM SEGUINUM- Male.
  25. CALCAREA ARSENICOSA- Heart affection.
  26. CAMPHORA- Diarrhoea, Cholera, Circulatory affections.
  27. CANNABIS INDICA- Mind, Sexual symptoms.
  28. CANNABIS SATIVA- Urinary system, Respiratory system.
  29. CANTHARIS VESICATORIA- Urinary system.
  30. CARBO VEGETABILIS- Drug Picture, Gastro-intestinal tract, Circulatory system.
  31. CHELIDONIUM MAJUS- Liver, Gastro-intestinal tract, Extremities.
  32. CONIUM MACULATUM- Injury, Paralysis, Rheumatism, Vertigo, Headache, Female symptoms.
  33. CROTALUS HORRIDUS- Gastro-intestinal tract.
  34. CROTON TIGLIUM- Diarrhoea.
  35. CYCLAMEN EUROPAEUM- Female/Uterine affections.
  36. DIGITALIS PURPUREA- Heart affections.
  37. DIOSCOREA VILLOSA- Colic/Gastro-intestinal tract.
  38. EQUISETUM HYEMALE- Urinary system.
  39. FERRUM METALLICUM- Drug Picture, Blood affections, Gastro-intestinal tract.
  40. GRAPHITES- Drug Picture, Female, Mind, Skin, Gastro-intestinal tract.
  41. HELLEBORUS NIGER- Head.
  42. HYOSCYAMUS NIGER- Mind.
  43. IGNATIA AMARA- Drug Picture, Mind, Guiding symptoms, Gastro-intestinal tract.
  44. KALI BICHROMICUM- Gastro-intestinal tract, Respiratory system.
  45. KALI BROMATUM- Mind.
  46. KALI CARBONICUM- Drug Picture, Guiding symptoms, Respiratory system, Female, Back/Lumbago.
  47. KREOSOTUM- Female Genito-urinary tract, Baby.
  48. LACHESIS MUTANS- Drug picture, Mind, Female, Guiding symptoms, Throat, Heart, Fever.
  49. MOSCHUS- Hysteria, Sexual symptoms.
  50. MUREX PURPUREA- Female symptoms.
  51. MURIATIC ACID- Gastro-intestinal tract, Typhoid fever.
  52. NAJA TRIPUDIANS- Guiding symptoms, Heart affection.
  53. NATRUM CARBONICUM- Mind, Headache, Respiratory system, Female Genito-urinary system.
  54. NITRIC ACID- Drug Picture, Guiding symptoms, Gastro-intestinal tract, Urinary system, Ulcers, Haemorrhage, Skin.
  55. NUX MOSCHATA- Dryness, Mind, Gastro-intestinal tract, Female Genital system.
  56. OPIUM- Drug Picture, Guiding symptoms, Head, Delirium, Sleep, Gastro-intestinal tract, Child.
  57. OXALIC ACID- Heart, Gastro-intestinal tract.
  58. PETROLEUM- Skin affection.
  59. PHOSPHORIC ACID- Drug Picture, Guiding symptoms, Mind, Urogenital system, Typhoid.
  60. PHOSPHORUS- Drug Picture, Guiding symptoms, Respiratory system/Pneumonia, Gastro-intestinal tract, Mind, Extremities, Haemorrhage.
  61. PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA- Throat, Breasts.
  62. PICRIC ACID- Headache, Weakness.
  63. PLATINUM METALLICUM- Drug Picture, Guiding symptoms, female, Mind/Superiority complexion,
  64. PODOPHYLLUM- Gastro-intestinal tract/Diarrhoea/Rectum, Liver, Cholera, Fever.
  65. SECALE CORNUTUM- Cholera, Female Genital system.
  66. SELENIUM- Skin, Male Sexual system, Gastro-intestinal tract.
  67. SEPIA- Drug Picture,Guiding symptoms, Female affections, Mind, Uterine troubles, Infertility and sterility/ Female Genital organs.
  68. STAPHYSAGRIA- Drug Picture, Guiding symptoms, Eyes, Male, Urinary Affections, Mind, Extremities, Skin.
  69. STRAMONIUM- Mind/Mania, Guiding symptoms, Convulsion.
  70. SULPHURIC ACID- Head, Skin, Gastro-intestinal tract.
  71. SYPHILINUM- Eye, Headache, Mouth, Gastro-intestinal tract.
  72. TABACUM- Heart, Gastro-intestinal tract, Headache.
  73. TARAXACUM OFFICINALE- Liver.
  74. TARENTULA CUBENSIS- Septic Inflammation.
  75. TEREBINTHINA- Urinary system.
  76. THERIDION- Nervous system, Tongue,
  77. THLASPI BURSA PASTORIS- Haemorrhage.
  78. VERATRUM ALBUM- Drug Picture, Guiding symptoms, Gastro-intestinal tract, Mind/Mania, Cholera.

If you are a student, then I am pretty sure that you have been wondering that which book should be followed in order to pass the university examination?

I did feel the same when I was a students just few years back.

Let me suggest to help you,

  • Text Book of Materia Medica including Allen’s Keynote
  • Materia Medica for Students: According to CCH Syllabus 

3. GROUP STUDIES

1. ACID GROUP

Definition, Source (For Learning- Production of acid in human body, Normal values in Human blood, the acid-base balance, Physical and chemical properties, uses of acids), Classification of acids, Important remedies, Characteristics of Acid group (Constitution, Miasm, Temperament, Diathesis, Thermal relationship, Sphere of action), Patho-Physiological action, Characteristic mental symptoms, Characteristic Physical symptoms, General modalities, Clinical conditions.

2. CARBON GROUP

Introduction (For learning- History, Physical and chemical properties, Place in Periodic table, Occurrence, Percentage of Carbon in Human body, Uses of carbon), Important remedies, Characteristic features (Constitution, sphere of action, Miasm, Thermal state, Ailments from), Pathological action, Characteristic mental symptoms, Characteristic Physical symptoms, General modalities, Clinical conditions.

3. KALI/POTASSIUM GROUP

Introduction (For learning- Discovery, Physical and chemical properties, Uses, Normal value in Human body, Hypokalaemia, Hyperkalaemia), Important Remedies of Kali group, Characteristic features (Constitution, Miasm, Temperament, Diathesis, Thermal relationship, Sphere of action, Ailments from), Physiological action, Pathological action, Characteristic mental symptoms, Characteristic Physical symptoms, General modalities, Clinical conditions.

4. OPHIDIA GROUP

Introduction (For learning- Distribution, Life situation of snakes, Senses, Functions of Snake venom, Properties of snake poison, Constituents of Snake venom, Medicinal properties of Snake Venom, Life span of snakes), Important Remedies, Doctrine of signature, Characteristics of Ophidia group (Constitution, Miasm, Temperament, Diathesis, Thermal relationship, Sphere of action, Ailments from), Patho-Physiological action, Characteristic mental symptoms, Characteristic Physical symptoms, General modalities, Clinical conditions.

5. MERCURIUS GROUP

Introduction (For Learning- Extraction, Physical and chemical properties, General uses, Daily requirements), Important remedies, Themes, Characteristic features (Constitution, Sphere of action, Temperament, Miasm, Diathesis, Thermal relationship, Ailments from), Physiological action, Pathological actions, Characteristic mental symptoms, Characteristic Physical symptoms, General modalities, Clinical conditions.

6. SPIDER GROUP

Introduction, (For learning- Historical background, Distribution, Life situation, Spider venoms) Group classification, Important Remedies, Doctrine of signature, Characteristics of Spider group (Constitution, Miasm, Temperament, Diathesis, Thermal relationship, Sphere of action, Ailments from), Patho-Physiological action, Characteristic mental symptoms, Characteristic Physical symptoms, General modalities, Clinical conditions.

4. HOMOEOPATHIC NOSODES

  1. Introduction
  2. History of Nosodes
  3. Evolution of Nosodes
  4. Classification of Nosodes
  5. Homoeopathic Preparation
  6. Important indications of Nosodes
  7. Contra-indications of Nosodes
  8. Group characteristics of nosodes (Constitution, Sphere of action, Diathesis, Thermal relationship)
  9. Common characteristic Physical symptoms
  10. Potency and doses
  11. Nosodes and Miasms
  12. Clinical conditions

5. LIST OF POLYCHRESTS

  1. ANACARDIUM
  2. AURUM METALLICUM
  3. BARYTA CARBONICA
  4. BELLADONNA
  5. CARBO VEGETSBILIS
  6. GRAPHITES
  7. KALI CARBONICUM
  8. LACHESIS MUTANS
  9. KALI BICHRONICUM
  10. NITRIC ACID
  11. OPIUM
  12. PHOSPHORIC ACID
  13. PHOSPHORUS
  14. PLATINUM METALLICUM
  15. SEPIA
  16. SYAPHYSAGRIA
  17. VERATRUM ALBUM

Hope you find this post helpful.

You may also like to read the other subjects of 3rd B.H.M.S., You just need to follow the below mentioned links.

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