Drugs and Violence Week 2 Notes
Drugs and Violence Week 2 Notes 50362
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Donielle Rhone on Wednesday June 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 50362 at Middle Tennessee State University taught by John D. Winborn in Summer 2016. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see Drugs and Violence in Health Education in Health Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University.
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Date Created: 06/08/16
Drugs and Violence – Week of June 7, 2016 *Pharmacology **drug administration -oral *the least efficient *salivary enzymes -aids in our chewing, swallowing & digestive process *gastric HCl -is in our stomach & digestive system -our digestive system is extremely acidic on the pH scale to aid with our digestion *binding -certain chemicals, atoms, etc. binding or repulsing depending on their reactivity *dilution -injection *i.v. (intravascular injection) -fast (15s) -no recall *cannot remove the drug once it has been injected -can deliver large dosages -irritable matter *contaminants can also be administered along with the substance (most often with drug abusers) -injection into bloodstream -compromise vein/artery walls *i.m. (intramuscular injection) -slower than i.v., faster than subcutaneous injection -able to deliver huge amounts -injection into muscle *subcutaneous injection -slow & irritating -just below the surface of the skin -ex: tuberculosis test *inhalation -the fastest administration -the drug gets in the lungs & air capillaries and then into bloodstream -difficult to regulate doses *transcutaneous -is administered through the surface of the skin -ex: DMSO *carries drugs through the skin and into the bloodstream **drugs v. mental illness -Dr. Otto *discovered chemical messages in the brain, neurotransmitters *acetylcholine *performed the first research study in 1921 on 2 frog heart -had 1 heart beating and the other heart beating slower. By sending a chemical message to the fast heart, this slowed the heart beating down. -mental illness *dopamine -a lack of dopamine causes the muscle tremors Parkinson’s disease -an excess of dopamine causes the illness schizophrenia *when patients are given anti-psychotic drugs in order to block the excessive dopamine production, they often experience tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease
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