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 2:56 h
  • Quiz questions 102
  • Concept Pages 28


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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I enjoyed it
By Sally K. on 10. October 2023 for CNS - Pharmacology

I was able to learn a lot of things about alcohol human behaviour, and so on. Also the lecturer toke his time to explain into details

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By Kieffer D. on 12. February 2023 for CNS - Pharmacology

Great series with great details on the NUMEROUS drugs of the CNS. Memorable and easy to add to a study regimen.

concise explination
By Kieffer D. on 10. February 2023 for Levetiracetam (Keppra) – Antiseizure Medications

Newer drug great to see some information on it. Excellent lecture series as a whole

CNS Pharmacology
By Hilda Maria P. on 09. February 2023 for CNS - Pharmacology

CNS Pharmacology is a hard and confuse matter but Dr. Shukle presents it clearly and for good comprehention. I tecognize is necesary to see the videos at least twice, but is the best lecture I have see.