DRUGS AND SOCIETY 13TH EDITION BY GLEN HANSON PETER VENTURELLI
The title of the book is “DRUGS AND SOCIETY 13TH EDITION BY GLEN HANSON PETER VENTURELLI” is what we are using.
Answer Each question with a least one long paragraph and cite pg number and references. No special form just in a word document.
Answer TWO of the following questions.
Pick one of the following case examples or make up your own and discuss all the different areas of the brain that are at work.
You are going for a run. It’s a beautiful day outside with the birds singing and the sun shining. You crank up the music on your iPhone and almost trip on a stick on the run.
You are studying for an exam. You are drinking coffee and eating pizza with music in the background. You hate studying.
You are writing your posts for this class
It’s difficult to predict how each individual will respond to a drug. There are many factors that influence the rate of absorption, metabolism and excretion. Describe two different individuals and what factors may account for their different responses to a drug and how long it lasts in their system. Include at least 3 different concepts from Chapter 5 in your discussion.
To understand how drugs affect us, we must first understand how the brain communicates. The most basic level of communication is the neuron. Find a really great website or drawing of a neuron. Post this for your classmates to see and then describe the different structures of the neuron and what they do (in your own words). Also, choose one of the neurotransmitters discussed in the text and describe its role in normal brain functioning. What behaviors, feelings, etc… does it affect? Do some searching on the internet to see if you can find a drug that affects this neurotransmitter. Would we call this drug an agonist or an antagonist for the naturally occurring neurotransmitter? How does it interfere with drug-receptor binding?