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Drugs: Pharmacology and Neurophysiology

Robert R. Pinger

This crossword puzzle emphasizes terms important for understanding drug absorption, distribution, action, and elimination. It also includes terms relating to the human nervous system.

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1._______ acid, a neurotransmitter
3.the part of the central nervous system outside the skull
5.________nervous system, willful action
7.blood proteins that bind drugs (two words)
10.capacity to dissolve in oils or fats
11.part of the diencephalon, associated with cortical sensory function
13.an inhibitory neurotransmitter (abbrv.)
14.microscopic space between adjacent neurons
17.when abstinence results in clinical illness (two words)
19.a part of the midbrain, means bridge
20.physiological & enzymatic adjustments in response to drugs
22.administration of a drug through skin or mucous linings
23.the part of the brain closest to the pituitary gland
24.primary organ of excretion
27.use of a needle to administer a drug
28.made up of medulla, pons, and midbrain
29.drug deposition in tissue
31.entry of a drug through the mouth into digestive tract
32.primary organ for detoxification of drugs
33.removal of drug metabolites and other waste products
34.part of the brainstem associated with basic physiological functions
2.upper brain, higher intellectual functions
4.long term effects (two words)
6.part of the brain that helps regulate emotion, memory
8.immediate, short term
9.chemical alteration of drugs into various metabolites
12.a single nerve cell
15.part of brain associated with physical coordination
16.chemical messenger that produces postsynaptic impulse
18.the brain and spinal cord (abbrv.)
21.administration through the lungs
22._______nervous system, responsible for breathing, etc.
25.nerve cell component that conducts impulse to cell body
26.substance, aside from food, that alters body functions
30.nerve cell component that conducts electrical impulses

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