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SP.236 Exploring Pharmacology (MIT) SP.236 Exploring Pharmacology (MIT)

Description

From Abilify to Zyrtec, the world is full of interesting drugs. Such substances have cured diseases, started wars, and ended careers. This seminar will explain how drugs can elicit a range of medicinal and recreational effects. Planned topics include over-the-counter drugs and "dietary supplements," drugs of abuse, treatments for neurological disorders, psychiatric medications, and many more. Prior experience is neither expected nor required, but student participation is essential. From Abilify to Zyrtec, the world is full of interesting drugs. Such substances have cured diseases, started wars, and ended careers. This seminar will explain how drugs can elicit a range of medicinal and recreational effects. Planned topics include over-the-counter drugs and "dietary supplements," drugs of abuse, treatments for neurological disorders, psychiatric medications, and many more. Prior experience is neither expected nor required, but student participation is essential.

Subjects

pharmacology | pharmacology | central nervous system | central nervous system | neurotransmitters | neurotransmitters | dopamine | dopamine | Parkinson's | Parkinson's | ADHD | ADHD | schizophrenia | schizophrenia | serotonin | serotonin | alcohol | alcohol | barbituates | barbituates | LSD | LSD | acetylcholine | acetylcholine | endocannabinoids | endocannabinoids | endocrine systems | endocrine systems | norepinephrine | norepinephrine | opioids | opioids

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SP.236 Exploring Pharmacology (MIT)

Description

From Abilify to Zyrtec, the world is full of interesting drugs. Such substances have cured diseases, started wars, and ended careers. This seminar will explain how drugs can elicit a range of medicinal and recreational effects. Planned topics include over-the-counter drugs and "dietary supplements," drugs of abuse, treatments for neurological disorders, psychiatric medications, and many more. Prior experience is neither expected nor required, but student participation is essential.

Subjects

pharmacology | central nervous system | neurotransmitters | dopamine | Parkinson's | ADHD | schizophrenia | serotonin | alcohol | barbituates | LSD | acetylcholine | endocannabinoids | endocrine systems | norepinephrine | opioids

License

Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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SP.236 Exploring Pharmacology (MIT)

Description

From Abilify to Zyrtec, the world is full of interesting drugs. Such substances have cured diseases, started wars, and ended careers. This seminar will explain how drugs can elicit a range of medicinal and recreational effects. Planned topics include over-the-counter drugs and "dietary supplements," drugs of abuse, treatments for neurological disorders, psychiatric medications, and many more. Prior experience is neither expected nor required, but student participation is essential.

Subjects

pharmacology | central nervous system | neurotransmitters | dopamine | Parkinson's | ADHD | schizophrenia | serotonin | alcohol | barbituates | LSD | acetylcholine | endocannabinoids | endocrine systems | norepinephrine | opioids

License

Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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