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PSYT 455 Neurochemistry (3 credits)

Offered by: Psychiatry (Faculty of Science)


Psychiatry : Covers biochemical mechanisms underlying central nervous system function. Introduces basic neuroanatomy, CNS cell types and morphology, neuronal excitability, chemically mediated transmission, glial function. Biochemistry of specific neurotransmitters, endocrine effects on brain, brain energy metabolism and cerebral ischemia (stroke). With examples, where relevant, of biochemical processes disrupted in human CNS disease.

Terms: Winter 2014

Instructors: Ana Cecilia Flores Parkman, Naguib Mechawar, Tak Pan Wong (Winter)

  • Winter
  • Prerequisites: BIOC 311, BIOC 312 or permission of instructor
  • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BIOC 455