SP.236 / ES.SP236 Exploring Pharmacology, Spring 2009
Author(s)Gusman, Mariya; Fallows, Zak
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From Abilify to Zyrtec, the world is full of interesting drugs. Such substances have cured diseases, started wars, and ended careers. This seminar will explain how drugs can elicit a range of medicinal and recreational effects. Planned topics include over-the-counter drugs and "dietary supplements," drugs of abuse, treatments for neurological disorders, psychiatric medications, and many more. Prior experience is neither expected nor required, but student participation is essential.
pharmacology, central nervous system, neurotransmitters, dopamine, Parkinson's, ADHD, schizophrenia, serotonin, alcohol, barbituates, LSD, acetylcholine, endocannabinoids, endocrine systems, norepinephrine, opioids