Vasiliy ZAKUSOV, USSR Pharmacologist. Professor; Doctor of Medicine Science; full member, USSR Academy of Medical Science, since 1952; Director and Head, Laboratory of Special Pharmacology, Institute of Pharmacology and Chemotherapy, USSR Academy of Medical Science, since 1954; Professor, Sechenov 1st Moscow Medicine Institute, since 1956. Badge of Honor; other awards.
Editor, “Pharmacology” section, “Bolshaya meditsinskaya entsiklopediya” (Large Medical Encyclopedia), 2nd edition. Member, Editorial Board, journals “Farmakologiya i toksikologiya” (Pharmacology and Toxicology), “Antibiotiki” (Antibiotics), and other medical publications. 1956 attended 20th International Congress of Physiologists in Brussels.
1957 visited Glasgow, England, for medical exhibition. 1959 directed symposium at 9th All-Union Congress of Physiologists, Biochemists and Pharmacologists in Minsk and attended 21st Congress of Physiologists in Buenos Aires. Works deal with: pharmacology of cardiovascular remedies.
Effects of heart glucosides on heart’s carbohydrate metabolism. Significance of reflexes from various vascular reflexogenic zones in active mechanism of many pharmacological substances. Pharmacology of nervous system.
Relation between effect of palliatives and stimulators of nervous activity on synaptic transmission of nervous excitation. Effects of pharmacological substances on local reflexes. 1931-1939 instructor, Chair of Pharmacology, Leningrad Military Medicine Academy 1937-1939 Head, Chair of Pharmacology, 3rd Leningrad Medicine Institute.
1939-1942 Head, Chair of Pharmacology, Kuybyshev Military Medicine Academy. 1942-1951 Head, Chair of Pharmacology, Leningrad Military Medicine Academy. 1944-1954 Professor, and Head, Chair of Pharmacology, Pavlov Medicine Institute, Leningrad.