|(3 cr.) Toxicology is the branch of science that
investigates the complex interactions between
exogenous chemicals and physical processes (e.g.
radiation) with living organisms. This course
entails an examination of the absorption,
distribution, toxicokinetics, metabolism and
elimination of exogenous substances from the body.
Particular emphasis is placed on the effects of
toxic agents on the following systems in humans:
hepatobiliary, pulmonary, renal, nervous and
reproductive. The role of toxic chemicals/physical
agents in teratogenesis, mutagenesis and
carcinogenesis also is studied.
Prerequisite: BIO 102, BIO 102L, CHE 211; Every Year, Spring|