PHM 829 - Neuropharmacology

Description

Mechanisms of action of drugs on the central nervous systems, targets, clinical use and side effects.

Topics

  • Basic biology of neurons including genera- tion of membrane potential and of action potentials
  • Synaptic physiology
  • Drugs targeting:
    • Voltage-gated chemicals, action potential generation and propagation
    • Central GABAergic systems
    • Central noradrenergic and serotonergic systems
    • Central dopaminergic systems
    • Central opiate systems
    • Central cholinergic and glutaminergic systems
    • Peripheral cholinergic and noradrenergic systems

Pre-requisites (for MSU students)

PHM 819

Recommended Textbooks

No textbooks required; electronic materials utilized

Instructor(s)

Dr. Peter Cobbett received his BS and PhD degrees from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His research interests have ranged from muscles of parasitic worms, to physiology of neurons and glia in mammalian brains, and most recently, to neurons derived from non-neuronal somatic cells.

Semesters

Fall

Credits

2

Programs

  • MS/Pharmacology
  • MS/Toxicology
  • MS/General
  • PSM
  • Grad Cert/SafetyPhm

Type

Science

Sections available

  • 730 MSU students
  • 731 Lifelong In-state
  • 732 Lifelong Out-State