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 24


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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Very helpful adjunct for studying for my Mood Disorders test
By Bella A. on 25. January 2023 for Antidepressants: Case Study

helpful for learning about the differences between antidepressants, and giving insights into MOA, which he makes less intimidating for someone to learn

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Dr Shukle explained the topics in a concise and very informative manner

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