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Drugs of Abuse from Neurobiology to Behavior
NS&B 326
Fall 2013 not offered
Crosslisting: BIOL 326

This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the neuroscience of substance abuse. This is a lecture course with seminar-style student presentations and group discussions. The lecture portion of the course emphasizes basic principles of neuropharmacology, distribution and elimination of drugs, drug-receptor interactions and dose-response relationships, structure of neurons, neurophysiological mechanisms involved in synaptic activity, and the distribution of specific neurotransmitter systems. With a focus on pharmacokinetics, research methodology, and addiction processes, the mechanism of drug action as a basis for evaluation of behavioral functions will be explored. The seminar portion of the course will focus on the neurobiological actions of specific drug classes, including stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, and opioids.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM NS&B
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(NS&B)

Last Updated on MAY-22-2024
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