This webinar will review the common types of drugs that are tested in the behavioral sciences and biological sciences. We will review the 4 major categories of psycho-active drugs: stimulants, depressants, opioids and hallucinogens. We will also review common disease treating drugs like NSAIDs, antibodies, antidepressants, and immunosuppressants that have been known to appear in passages. Drugs are a big, open world! We will target this webinar to the drugs that we see often on the test!
At a glance
Most of the drug knowledge will be memorization but be on the lookout for places where biochemistry and organic chemistry come into play.
Use question stem information well.
4 classes of psychoactive drugs
Antidepressants vs. antipsychotics
Basic drugs against infections (antibiotics and antivirals)
NSAIDs and the inflammatory pathway
On the MCAT
Psychoactive drugs will mostly be recall BUT the test will require that you make basic inferences about drugs from passage/question information. You may not need to know the specifics of Tamiflu but a passage can easily provide you with enough context.
Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance are often tested.
I think these webinars are really helpful! I like how they’re styled like a TED talk, so they don’t interfere with the day, but they’re really helpful review 🙂
I found everything helpful about these webinars: the explanations, the illustrations, just everything!
Amazing material conveyed concisely and in great detail!
The wealth of information and sample questions are great.
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