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EXER.3560 Pharmacology (Formerly 38.356)

Id: 031962 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


An introduction to the biochemistry and physiological actions of various pharmaceuticals. Fundamental concepts will include drug receptors, drug receptor interactions, pharmacokinetics, enzyme induction, drug metabolism, drug safety and effectiveness and idiosyncratic reactions. Several major disease states, and the common agents used for treatment will be presented including: autonomic (central nervous system stimulants, cholinergic, adrenergic, and muscarinic agents); Neuropharmacololgy (Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, major depressive disorder, anxiety and insomnia); Cardiovascular conditions (hypertension, hypercholesterolemia), Endocrinology (adrenal steroids anti-hyperglycemic agents); Analgesia (opioid and non-opioid), Antibacterial agents, and Respiratory conditions.


HSCI.1020 Anatomy & Physiology II, and HSCI.3500 Human Biochemistry.

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