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Drugs and the Brain

The neuroscience of drugs for therapy, for prevention, and for recreation.  Drug addiction and drug abuse. You’ll learn the prospects for new generations of medications in neurology, psychiatry, aging, and treatment of substance abuse.

Start Date: Jan 01, 2014


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(1) Drugs, receptors, & neuroscience. Resting potentials. Equivalent circuits. (2) Effects on ion channels and G protein pathways. (3) Neurotransmitter transporters. Recreational drugs. Nicotine Addiction. Drugs for (4) Neurodegenerative diseases, (5) Psychiatric diseases.


  • Dates: Jan 01, 2014 to Jan 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Henry A Lester
  • Institution: Coursera

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