Course No: EXER.3560-061; SIS Class Nbr: 1414; SIS Term: 3040
Course Status: Open
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.
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