This animation presents the different mechanisms of action of drugs that are at the origin of drug dependence.
Click on the drug whose action is to be observed, then on .
- To understand what a psychotropic drug is.
- To understand at the molecular level the mechanisms of action of the principal psychotropic drugs.
- To locate the molecular targets of the psychotropic drugs.
- To understand the physiological modes of action of these molecular targets.
- To establish a summary picture of the modes of action of drugs.
- To introduce the notions of agonist and antagonist.
A psychotropic drug is a chemical substance that acts at the level of the Central Nervous System by interfering with the synaptic transmission between certain neurons.
The term agonist is used…
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