lec 1 - Chem118 Pharmacology & Toxicology Morton...

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Morton Printz, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology Biomedical Sciences Building; Room 3082 E-Mail: Mprintz@ucsd.edu ; Phone 534-4227 Laurence L. Brunton, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Sciences Building; Room 3092 E-Mail: Lbrunton@ucsd.edu
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Professor Printz office hours: Variable by Week Week 1: Monday 11:30 - 12:30; Wednesday 1:00 –2:00 TA: Mansi Sheth E-Mail: mnsheth@ucsd.edu SECTIONS: Mon 9-9:50am @ TM102 Wed12-12:50pm @ TM102 Wed 1-1:50pm @ TM102
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Course Structure Tentative dates: 4/27, 5/22 Tests Æ Grade: ~ 30% for each midterm, ~ 40% for Final - comprehensive Likely test / course grading: 100% = best score on test (or course) A: 100 to 82% B: 82% to 62% C: 62% to 50% D: 50% to 40% F: 40% to
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What is Pharmacology? Pharmacology – the discipline dealing with the mechanism of action of drugs and chemicals on living organisms; ~ “what makes a drug efficacious”. “efficacy” – “the power to produce an effect” “efficacious” – “having the power to produce a desired effect”
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Areas of Pharmacology Toxicology is a subset of pharmacology dealing with mechanisms of “toxicity” . Can toxic drugs/chemicals be efficacious? Pharmacokinetics deals with kinetic properties of drugs/chemicals Pharmacodynamics deals with the graded dose response of some drugs and the molecular bsis Pharmacotherapeutics (clinical) how to use drugs in animal / human therapy Pharmacogenomics deals with the role of genetics in determining drug / chemical effects
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Books - Texts No text is optimum for undergraduates
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