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NROSCI 2200 - Neuropharmacology of Addiction

Description
This course is designed to provide an overview of the biological basis of addiction and the neuropharmacology of drugs of abuse and dependence, including basic principles of drug action as well as comprehensive coverage of the major classes of drugs (opioids, stimulants, nicotine, alcohol, sedatives, cannabis, hallucinogens). Students will study mechanisms of action, effects, pharmacokinetics as well as tolerance and dependence for each of these drugs/drug classes. The reasons for addiction including biological, genetic, cultural and other determinants will be discussed. Students will learn about laboratory-based methods used in addiction research, common pharmacotherapies used to manage alcohol and drug addiction, and consider public health issues associated with addiction.
Credits
3
Recent Professors
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2019, Fall 2018
Offered
MW
Avg. Class Size
90
Avg. Sections
1