Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal system pharmacology course

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  • 7 Chapters
  • Author Daniel Ogera
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Start date

Friday 21st of January 2022


7 Chapters

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Course Overview

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract includes the mouth, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, and ileum), large intestine (cecum and colon), rectum, anus, and its accompanying exocrine glands (the salivary glands, the pancreas, and the gallbladder).

Drugs affecting the GI system are used in the treatment of gastric acidity, peptic ulcers, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), bowel motility disorders (gastroparesis [delayed gastric emptying due to partial paralysis of the stomach muscles], constipation, and diarrhea), and for the treatment of nausea and vomiting.

At the end of the module, you will undergo an assessment test to jog up your mind and assess your understanding

Course requirements

The course is designed for a broad, general audience but will be particularly interesting for medical students and healthcare workers with a background of nursing, medicine.

The course is also suitable for holders of other medical sciences and individuals working in healthcare,as well as those considering a career as a healthcare professional, those with an interest in personal health and fitness, or anyone who simply wants to understand this amazing topic.

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to drugs acting on the gastrointestinal system
  • Drugs used in peptic ulcers
  • Drugs used for emesis, reflux and digestive disorders
  • Antidiarrheal Agents
  • Pancreatic Enzyme Replacements
  • Neurokinin-1-receptor (substance P) antagonist
  • Laxatives

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to drugs acting on the gastrointestinal system15 Minutes
  • Drugs used in peptic ulcers15 Minutes
  • Drugs used for emesis, reflux and digestive disorders15 Minutes
  • Antidiarrheal Agents15 Minutes
  • Pancreatic Enzyme Replacements15 Minutes
  • Neurokinin-1-receptor (substance P) antagonist15 Minutes
  • Laxatives15 Minutes
  • Course assessment10 Minutes
  • Course feedback and review2 Minutes
  • Downloadable course materialsInstant
  • Course completition digital certificateInstant

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