Handout - Lecture 2, part 2 - Neuropharmacology

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/11/09 Neuropharmacology A test of your understanding of synaptic transmission
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5/11/09 Neuropharmacology Basic Kinds of Drugs agonists – increases or mimics transmitter action antagonists – decreases or interferes with transmitter action
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5/11/09 Increases inhibition Decreases inhibition Increases excitation Decreases excitation Agonist Antagonist E xc it at or y In hi bi to ry A ct io n of N e ur ot ra ns m itt er Dr u g
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5/11/09 Test: Is it an agonist or
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Unformatted text preview: antagonist? • Drug in a precursor for the neurotransmitter • Drug inhibits synthesis of neurotransmitter • Drug prevents storage of neurotransmitter in vessicles • Drug stimulates release of neurotransmitter • Drug inhibits release of neurotransmitter • Drug stimulates autoreceptors • Drug blocks post-synaptic receptors • Drug blocks reuptake • Drug blocks enzymatic degradation 5/11/09...
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