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8/24/17 Introduction Key Terms Drug = a (exogenous) chemical which in relatively small amounts has effects on physiology (i.e. the functioning of the organism) Psychoactive drug = has effects on the psyche/mind (i.e. thoughts, feelings, perceptions, consciousness) o Hypothesis: created via effects on the brain and the nervous system Pharmacology = how drugs interact with the body (absorption, distribution, mechanisms of action, metabolism, elimination, etc.)
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Unformatted text preview: Psychopharmacology = the impact of psychoactive drugs on the body Pharmakon (Greek) = medicine (treats disease; beneficial effects on health) AND poison (dangerous/toxic/deadly substance; generally has negative effects on health) Drugs ≠ medicine Plants have the power to teach and help ally (“a powerful force in its own right”) o Power plants ~ plant teachers ~ plantas maestras...
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  • Fall '15
  • LS C30T, Drugs And The Brain

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