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Principles of Neuropharmacology

Difficulty level

This lecture provides an overview of some of the essential concepts in neuropharmacology (e.g. receptor binding, agonism, antagonism), an introduction to pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, and an overview of the drug discovery process relative to diseases of the central nervous system. 

Topics covered in this lesson
  • Pharmacodynamics (PD) and receptor binding
  • Pharmacodynamics (PK) and blood brain barrier
  • Drug development
  • FDA approval