Exam 1 Study Guide
Introduction to Pharmacology:
- Pharmacology: the study of the effect of a drug on a biological system
- Drug: any chemical compound that affects a living processes
- Pharmacodynamics: the study of a drugs mechanism of action
Nervous System Overview I
1. What is the overall function of the nervous system?
The overall function of the nervous system is to control and communication system of the body.
Receive: input from sensory neurons
Process: brain and spinal cord process inpu
Hallucinogens/ Club Drugs
What are the definitions for these terms: phantastica, psychedelic, psychotomimetic, entheogen?
Phantastica: drugs that can create a world of fantasy in our minds.
Psychedelic: drugs providing users with the ability to see into
LECTURE 1: TOBACCO
Tobacco Important Points
o Mimics the neurotransmitter acetylcholine
o Binds nicotinic acetylcholine receptors
o Causes the release of epinephrine from adrenal glands and multiple neurotransmitters in the CNS
o Releases of do
Drugs We Use and Abuse: References for Debates
Debate Topic: Government Regulations on Sweetened Beverages (Affirmative)
Reference 1: Farley T, Just DR, Wansink B. Clinical decisions: regulation of sugar-sweetened
beverages. N Engl J Med 2012;367:
Arguments for Regulating:
Leading to greater instances of disease
Higher costs in the long run
University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine professor Robert
Lustig and his co-authors [including Laura Schmidt] claim that Americans lose