2 Study guide psychopharmacoloyg Chapter 4

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Chapter 4 - Psychopharmacology 1. What is a drug and what are drug effects? Know which substances do NOT fall into this category and why. 2. What are sites of action and how do they influence the particular effect/action of the drug? 3. What is/are pharmacokinetics? 4. Know the different routes of drug administration and why/how each has different kinetics (i.e., understand the basis of Fig 4.1) 5. What do we mean by lipid and water solubility? How do these influence the movement of the drug into the brain? What is “depot binding” and its dependency on lipid solubility? 6. What are dose response curves and how do they interact with side effects to determine a “therapeutic index?” What is a therapeutic index what is its importance (Use the PPTs from lecture, too) and how is it dependent on the relationship between the dose response and toxicity curves? 7. How and why do drugs differ in effectiveness? 8.
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course PSB 3340 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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