00351 - Pharmacology

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Quality education

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

Students complete an educational and scientific program, to the extent of its competence, knowledge and study of the mechanism of action of drugs, medicines and toxic, natural, synthetic and biotechnology products, essential to the understanding of drug therapy and effects of toxic drugs and of other substances.

Course contents

Cholinergic transmission, Noradrenergic transmission, Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS and Glucocorticoids), Blood pressure and Hypertension, Cardiac blood flow and miocardial infarction, Cardiac output and cardiac failure, Gastrointestinal drugs (emesis and anti-emetics drugs, Diarrhoea, Constipation), Neurodegenerative disease (Alzheimer, Parkinson, Huntinton), Anxiolitics, Antipsychotics, Antibiotics agents


1) Goodman and Gilman's Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Laurence L. Brunton, Louis Sanford Goodman, Donald Blumenthal, Iain Buxton - McGraw-Hill, 2007
2) Clark M.A, Finkel R., Rey J., Whalen K. "Lippincott's reviews: Pharmacology" 5th ediction Lippincott and Kluwer editors

Teaching methods

Plenary lecture

Assessment methods

Written examination

Teaching tools

Power Point presentation

Office hours

See the website of Roberto Rimondini Giorgini