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NSCI 325 - Neuropharmacology


Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3NS

Students will study, in depth, the principles of synaptic transmission and signal transduction in order to better understand the ways in which drugs act in the central nervous system to influence behavior.  The course will cover each neurotransmitter system, discussing how each system affects basal functioning and how each can be manipulated by drugs.  Topics to be covered include the neural mechanisms of drugs of abuse and the pharmacological treatment of neurological diseases and disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, sleep disturbances and pain.  Students will learn how to critically evaluate pharmacological data and draw conclusions about the actions of drugs on the nervous system.  Enrollment Limit:  25.
Instructor: K. Caldwell
Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: NSCI 201 or 204 or consent of the instructor.



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