Course No: EXER.3560-061; SIS Class Nbr: 1709; SIS Term: 2940
Course Status: Registration Closed
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.
*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.
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