Unit 5 - Chem 004 Spring 2007 Psychotropic drugs The brain...

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1 Psychotropic Drugs Depression and Antidepressants “Recreational” Drugs Addiction, Tolerance and Dependence Chem 004 - Spring 2007 Blackboard: http://blackboard.gwu.edu Office Hours: MW 3:10-3:55 PM, 1957 E Street, room 213, or by appointment The brain Psychotropic drugs The brain is made up of billions of nerve cells (neurons) that communicate with each other using electrical and chemical signals. pain Certain parts of the brain govern specific functions. Nerve Cells Sensory nerves and motor nerves
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