CNS - Pharmacology
CNS - Pharmacology

CNS - Pharmacology

by Pravin Shukle, MD

The pharmacology of the central nervous system (CNS) encompasses all drug groups that have an effect on the neuroconduction of the brain and spinal cord. These include sedative hypnotics; anesthetics and opioid analgesics, commonly used in anesthesiology; antidepressants and antipsychotics, commonly used in psychiatry; and muscle relaxants, antiseizure, and movement disorder medications, commonly used in neurology.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the previously mentioned drug groups, as well as their applications.

For optimal comprehension, the student is required to have a previous understanding of molecular and cell biology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and physiology of the CNS, with an emphasis on neuroconduction, presynaptic and postsynaptic receptors, and neurotransmitters.

Course Details

  • Videos 43
  • Duration 2:47 h
  • Quiz questions 104
  • Concept Pages 22


Your Educators of course CNS - Pharmacology

 Pravin Shukle, MD

Pravin Shukle, MD

Dr. Pravin Shukle is a board certified specialist in internal medicine and currently works as an Independent Medical Practice Professional in Ontario, Canada.
He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1994.
Dr. Shukle is an avid speaker and performs over 150 special lectures across the nation each year with various audiences ranging from the general public, to nurses, to physicians, to medical specialists.
Within Lecturio, he teaches courses on Pharmacology.

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By Aderonke I. on 25. January 2022 for CNS - Pharmacology

Really love the explanations provided and the images. Thank you!

Great teaching
By Brent H. on 01. November 2021 for CNS - Pharmacology

The professor was very thorough and at the same time understandable….

Excellent lecture but couldn’t assimilate .
By Omprakash P. on 23. September 2021 for CNS - Pharmacology

Presentation was really good . Extraordinary presentation needs a flow . It should be like a story . Like a natural history for any disease and more about evolution in case of treatment or intervention . Though the presentation had everything and was easy to understand but still from the student ( my ) point of view it was difficult to assimilate . Over all it was a fantastic lecture .

"im not even going to try"
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correctly pronouncing drugs is important especially when people pay for their education.