This block addresses the important roles the central neurotransmitters play in the Central and Autonomic Nervous System. It emphasizes basic physiology and pathophysiology principles in depression, excitatory transmission, psychosis, graded movement and memory with specific emphasis on Mood Disorders, Epilepsy, Schizophrenia, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's disorders. The major drug classes and agents used clinically for the treatment of these disorders are introduced together with the pharmacology including: mechanism of action, drug action, adverse effects, key differentiation factors between individual agents, contraindications, and clinically significant drug-drug and drug-disease interactions. 2.5 credits.
Phrm Sci: Central Nervous System I