(3 credits) 3 hours lecture
This course covers the fundamental biochemical and physiological concepts of pharmacology. Important concepts include drug administration, sites of action, distribution, metabolism, elimination and adverse effects. The biochemical mechanisms themselves and how they are related to physiological states and effects such as neuronal excitation,blood pressure, and inflammation will be examined Frequently encountered drugs are used to illustrate these concepts.
Prerequisites: Biochemistry 2201 with a grade of C- or higher.