The image shows some of the neurotransmitter sections: the endosome, the synaptic vesicle and the transmitter molecules.

The release process of the neurotransmitter. (Figure by MIT OpenCourseWare.)


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January IAP 2009



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The neuropharmacology course will discuss the drug-induced changes in functioning of the nervous system. The specific focus of this course will be to provide a description of the cellular and molecular actions of drugs on synaptic transmission. This course will also refer to specific diseases of the nervous system and their treatment in addition to giving an overview of the techniques used for the study of neuropharmacology.

This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

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Daniela Tropea. 9.98 Neuropharmacology. January IAP 2009. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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