Monday, 8 June 2015

GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY



GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY




Pharmacology - the study of the effects of drugs on the body. However, given the broad nature of this subject area, pharmacology includes a number of subdisciplines:

Neuropharmacology - the subdiscipline devoted to the study of the effects of drugs on cells of the nervous system.

Psychopharmacology - the subdiscipline devoted to the study of the effects of drugs on psychological processes and behavior.

Clinical Psychopharmacology - the subdiscipline of psychopharmacology concerned mainly with the use of drugs to treat abnormal human behaviour.

Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology - you guessed it, a combination of all three subdisciplines of pharmacology, i.e. the subdiscipline concerned with the study of the effects of drugs on the nervous system, their effects on psychological and behavioural processes, and their use in the treatment of abnormal human behaviour.