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Bio 36: Drugs and the Brain

Bio 36: Drugs and the Brain is taught in Fall Quarter by Professor Andrea Nicholas.

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Dr. Andrea Nicholas

 

 

Reading Materials:

Drugs, Brain and Behavior: Sixth Edition, David M. Grilly and John D. Salamone

Sample Syllabus:

1 Historical Overview
2 Demographics
3 Drug Classification and Behavioral Assessment
4 Drug Classification and Behavioral Assessment
5 Dose Response Relationships
6 Drug metabolism and excretion
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7 Chemical Signaling in Nerve Cells
8 Chemical Signaling in Nerve Cells
EXAM I
9 Neurotransmitters Synthesis
10 Neurotransmitter Storage, Release and Inactivation
11 Neurotransmitters of the Peripheral Nervous System
12 Neurotransmitters of the Central Nervous System
13 Tolerance & Sensitization
14 Dependence Abuse and Addiction
15 Caffeine & Nicotine
16 Amphetamines
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EXAM II
17 Cocaine
18 Antipsychotics and Schizophrenia
19 Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers
20 Sedative-Hypnotics, Anxiolytics, and Anticonvulsants
21 Drug Treatment of Cognitive Dysfunction
22 Naturally Occurring and Synthetic Opiates and their Antagonists
23 Dissociative Anesthetics, Psychedelics & Hallucinogens
24 Review