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Study Guide Principles of Drug Action –Exam 3 Sleep Aids and Stimulants: 1. Function of sleep, physiology of sleep, what are the characteristics of REM and nonREM sleep. 2. What is insomnia? the causes of insomnia. 3. What is sleep apnea? the causes of sleep apnea. 4. What is narcolepsy? the cause of narcolepsy. 5. Treatment of insomnia- antihistamines, melatonin and alcohol how do they induce sleep, their side effects. 6. Caffeine how does it work? What mechanisms are responsible for CNS stimulation and what mechanisms are responsible for addiction? 7. Pharmacological effects of caffeine, toxicity of caffeine, tolerance and dependence with caffeine, prescription medications having caffeine in them. Nervous System A. Recognize the two distinct subcategories of the nervous system 1. Central Nervous System (CNS) 2. Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) B. Describe the structure and function of the CNS C. Identify the structural areas of the brain and proposed function D. Recognize the subdivisions of the PNS 1. Autonomic Nervous System 2. Parasympathetic Nervous System Drug Dependence and Drug Tolerance A. Explain the differences between psychological and physical dependence
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This note was uploaded on 07/20/2010 for the course PHAR PHAR 2362 taught by Professor Marwaha during the Spring '10 term at University of Houston.

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