34.501 Pharmacology


Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 33819
Status Active

An introduction to the chemistry, biochemistry ad physiological actions of vaious pharmaceuticals. Fundamental concepts will be stressed and will include a discussion of drug receptors, drug recepto interactions, pharmacokinetics, enzyme induction, drug metabolism, drug safety and effectiveness and idiosyncratic reactions. Several major groups of drugs will be studied including: central nervous system stimulants, hypnotics, narcotic analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, cholinergics, adrenergics, adrenergic blocking drugs, antihypertensives, antihistamines, diuretics, adrenal steroids, anti-anemic drugs and antibiotics. Articles from the current literature will be discussed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.