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Pain crossword – optional

You may like to test your vocabulary and understanding of terms used in this week of the course by completing the crossword. Go to Downloads to download the Pain crossword …

Codeine

Morphine itself is a very useful medicine and we can compare morphine to its close cousin, codeine which is used in a number of over-the-counter medicines for pain. To begin …

Pain patient introduction

Watch Kirstie introduces Ari, a gentleman with chronic back pain on multiple medications, including morphine tablets. Ari is seeing a variety of health practitioners.

Pain chemistry: part 1

Watch David discuss the chemical structure of morphine highlighting some of the key functional groups that make interactions with the opiate receptor. As you make your way through the course, …

Pain chemistry: part 2

Watch David discuss the chemical structure of morphine and the interactions it makes with the opioid receptor.

Diabetes patient summary

Watch Kirstie explain the potential side effects of gliclazide usage, particularly the most concerning side effect of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) in the body. Living with type 2 diabetes …

Diabetes crossword – Optional

You may like to test your vocabulary and understanding of terms used in this week of the course by completing the crossword. Go to Downloads to download the Diabetes crossword …

Diabetes chemistry: part 1

Watch David explain how a drug side effect led to the discovery of the anti-diabetic sulfonylureas. As you make your way through the course, you may like to return to …

Diabetes: pharmaceutics

Watch Ian explain the pharmacokinetics of gliclazide and its elimination half-life, and how these influence how often Shirley needs to take her tablets.

Diabetes chemistry: part 2

Watch David explain the process of optimising the chemical structures of the anti-diabetic sulfonylureas for safety and efficacy.

Next generation sulfonyl urea drugs

Among the radical changes made to the sulfonyl urea drugs was the addition of large groups on the left hand side of the benzene ring. In this example, glibenclamide, we …

Diabetes: patient introduction

Watch Kirstie introduce Shirley Park, a mildly overweight patient with Type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately for Shirley, diet and exercise have not helped her lose weight or control her diabetes. She …

Diabetes: physiology

Watch Dan explain the main functions of insulin and how insulin is normally released from the pancreas.

Heart disease: pharmaceutics

Watch Ian explain how inactive ingredients, called excipients, are used to give a tablet the physical properties it needs.

Heart disease crossword

You may like to test your vocabulary and understanding of terms used in this week of the course by completing the crossword. Go to Downloads to download the Heart disease …