Learning Objectives

After participating in this module, students should understand the following:

  1. How the chemical nature of drugs or poisons enable them to be absorbed from the air into the body
  2. The basic structure of the nervous system
  3. How drugs or poisons can affect multiple targets in the body at the same time
  4. The chemical process of hydrolysis
  5. The difference between reversible and irreversible chemical reactions
  6. How the brain governs breathing

This module integrates information from the following areas: chemistry, neurobiology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, history, political science, environmental science