Pharmacology of Alcohol/Drugs
The interaction of alcohol and other drugs in the human body; absorption, distribution, metabolism, mechanism of action, peripheral and central nervous system effect, interaction with other chemicals and physiological consequences of chronic high dosage use. 4 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
- Major pharmacological concepts, such as drug interactions, allergic reactions, active metabolitis, SAR, routes of administrations, absorption of drugs, metabolism, etc., will be discussed.
- Students will be introduced to discipline specific reference works.
- Students will learn words, definitions and concepts.
- This class is designed to present major drug classes and the pharmacology of each drug class.