I have set up this blog as an informal and (hopefully) entertaining reference for anyone who wants more information on pharmacology, or is just interested in how drugs work. This is not by any means a textbook analysis of pharmacology, nor an official reference. Rather, it is an idea borne from the observation that many students (and professionals!) seem to hate pharmacology, or find it frustrating. I LOVE pharmacology, so I figure that pouring the love into a blog might somehow be useful.
What you will find on these pages begins with introductions to drug receptors and targets. This information is specifically geared towards people with a background in anatomy and physiology. I strongly believe that if you understand which receptor or target the drug affects, you will have fewer problems memorizing names of drugs and their side effects.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, correct me if you think I’m wrong, or comment! Just don’t bother calling me the biggest geek in the world, because trust me, I’m aware.
Part-time alpha agonist/Registered Nurse