Phrm Sci: Gastrointestinal and Nutrition

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This block delivers the basic concepts and principles of digestion and nutrition, and addresses how pathophysiological conditions play essential roles in causing constipation, diarrhea, gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, duodenal ulcer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and cirrhosis. The major drug classes and agents used clinically for the treatment of these disorders are introduced together with pertinent chemical properties/structure-activity relationship, and 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.

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