Pharmacology: Drug Actions and Reactions
Mechanisms of drug action, concepts of drug toxicity, resistance, tolerance, and drug interactions. Examples of how drugs affect the autonomic and central nervous systems, the cardiovascular and endocrine systems, and how drugs treat infection and cancer. This course is designed for both science and nonscience majors, but preference will be given to junior biology majors concentrating in pharmacology. Prerequisite: introductory biology (Biology 25L) and chemistry (Chemistry 11L, 12L).