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MDCM 775 Chemistry of the Nervous System

MDCM 775.  Chemistry of the Nervous System.  3 Credits.     

A detailed study of the molecular aspects of nerve transmission will be covered with special emphasis on the uptake, storage, release, biosynthesis, and metabolism of specific neurotransmitters. Drugs affecting these processes and current research on receptor isolation and receptor mechanisms will be discussed from a chemical viewpoint. (Same as NURO 775, P&TX 775, and PHCH 775.) Prerequisite: BIOL 600 or equivalent.