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Pharmacology Resources


Pharmacology Resources and References


  1. Foster, Steven and Duke, James A. “Medicinal Plants and Herbs ”Peterson Field Guide Series, Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue, New York, New York1003. ISBN0-395-98814-4 (pbk)
  2. Levine, Ruth R. “Pharmacology, Drug Actions and Reactions.” The Parthenon Publishing Group: International Publishers in Medicine, Science, & Technology. One Blue Hill Plaza PO Box 1564, Pearl River, New York 10965. Copyright 1996. ISBN: 1-85070-780-4
  3. Kuhn, Cynthia, Swartzwelder, Scott and Wilson, Wilkie, “Buzzed”. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10110. 1998 ISBN 0-393-31732-3 (pbk)
  4. Mann, John. “Murder Magic and Medicine.” Oxford University Spread. Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP. Copyright 1992. ISBN: 0-19-855854-6
  5. Plotkin, Mark. “Medicine Quest: In Search of Nature’s Healing Secrets.” Viking: Published by Penguin Books. 375 Hudson Street New York, New York 10014. Copyright 2000. ISBN: 0-670-86937-6
  6. Plotkin, Mark. “Tale of Shaman’s Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest.” Penguin Books. 375 Hudson Street New York, New York 10014. Copyright 1994. ISBN: 0-14-01.2991 X
  7. Sifton, David W. “Physician’s Desk Reference”. Medical Economics Company, Inc. ISBN: 1-56363-201-2
  8. Silverman, Harold M.“The Pill Book.” Bantam Books: CMD Publishing, A Division of Current Medical Directions. 1540 Broadway New York, New York 10036. ISBN: 0-553-58478-2


  1. Lab Safety "The Accident at Jefferson High" filmed at Eddington High School Huntington Beach Calif. produced by Barr Films available at
  2. National Geographic's Rain Forest: Heroes of the High Frontier (1983) follows several nimble explorers into the upper reaches of the rain-forest canopy, where more than half of the Earth's species sprout, hatch, or wriggle their way into the world. ASIN: 6305373310. Available at many different bookstores online.
  3. "Signals from Within" World of Chemistry Annenberg Series. The Annenberg/CPB Collection Distributor: Intellimation, P.O. Box 1922, Santa Barbara, CA 93116-1922 Program 10, ISBN1-55946-228-0
  4. "Protein Structure and Function" World of Chemistry Annenberg Series, The Annenberg/CPB Collection Distributor: Intellimation, P.O. Box 1922, Santa Barbara, CA 93116-1922 Program 23, ISBN1-55946-235-3
  5. “Video: "Animated Neuroscience & the Actions of Nicotine, Cocaine and Marijuana in the Brain". Copyright 1999. ISBN 0-7365-1581-X

Websites of Interest:

  1. Information from the National Institutes of Health. It contains sections for teachers, students, and the public.
  2. This site contains information on drugs of abuse, NIDA publications and communications, agency events, and links to other drug-related Internet sites. 301-443-6245. NIDA References: from Mind over Matter: Simple to understand and follow at the high school level. National Institute on Drug Abuse,301-443-6245
  3. This site includes information on basic neurosciences, including recent journal articles that discuss drugs of abuse.
  4. This site presents information from Bill Nye the Science Guy (Note: Episode 34 - The Brain. It includes brain facts and hands-on activities).
  5. Schwarz-Bloom, Rochelle, Pharmacology Education Project,
  6. medium learner level


  1. Rainforest webquest:
  2. How drugs affect the Brain: Sara's Quest Join Sara Bellum as she explores how drugs affect the brain.


  1. Pharmacology Education Project: Dr. Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom, Duke University:
  2. "The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology through the Study of Addiction" 2000, Videodiscovery, Inc. 1700 Westlake Avenue, North, Suite 600, Seattle, Washington 98109, NIH Publication No. 00-4871, ISBN 1-929614-05-5 (nice CD and user friendly worksheets and lessons).


Rules and regulations of Wake County and Broughton High School as listed in the Student Handbook will be followed:


  1. The material covered and assignments due are recorded on the website and in a log book at the front of the room.
  2. My website should be checked on a daily basis.
  3. Each student will be assigned two buddies to call for additional information. Their names should be recorded on the bottom of this handout.



  1. Homework is due at the beginning of class and please BRING BOOKS to class everyday.
  2. Please be in your assigned seat with books, pencils, and essential materials ready to begin class when the bell rings.
  3. Please bring your Chemistry Lab book every day.
  4. Lecture notes are taken in a spiral notebook with a Table of Contents at the front of the spiral notebook.
  5. Three ring notebooks (1.5 inches) with five dividers (label as indicated in the supplies section below). This notebook should only contain chemistry materials.
  6. A parent or student is ALWAYS free to call me at (W) 856-3738 to discuss missed work, assignments, or any problem or email me at

Helpful hints

  1. Please read your class notes each day.
  2. Recopy class notes into a second spiral notebook.
  3. Rework (multiple times) homework problems for tests.
  4. National Honor Society tutors at the Well.
  5. I am usually here after school for help every day.
  6. Mondays 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, help sessions.

Excused and unexcused absence:

  1. Previously assigned work (including tests) is due the Day of Return.
  2. Make-up tests will probably be different from the missed test. Additionally, a missed test is NOT eligible for any class curve.

Unexcused absences: homework should be made up but will not count as a grade.

Remember!!! CHEMISTRY is a building course. You will use concepts introduced the first day on the last day of the course. It is essential that you understand the concepts and build your knowledge base each day. There is some memorization in chemistry, however it is essential to understand principles and concepts in order to apply the information to solving chemistry and real world problems.

BUDDY 1 ____________ BUDDY 2 ____________

PHONE #:____________ PHONE #:___________

Mrs. Ligon’s Supplies and GRADING SYSTEM

Class Participation 50 points/quarter only used at the end of the quarter not at interim
Homework 10-20 pts
Quizzes 10-30 pts
LABS 20-40 points each
TESTS 100 points each (usually 3 or 4 per quarter)

MATERIALS REQUIRED: 3-Ring Notebook with 1 set of Dividers, 1 spiral notebook, 1 sewn not glued wireless composition book (Mead) for lab book, scientific calculator, pencils, and 1 black waterproof pen.

Chemistry Notebook: 3 ring notebook (1 1/2 in –2 inch thick)

5 dividers

(1) references

(2) classwork/homework

(3) lab handouts

(4) journal and

(5) old quizzes.

Chemistry Spiral Notebook for class lecture notes: (1) Reserve the 1st 4 pages for the Table of Contents, (2) number all the rest of the pages from 1-last page. This is considered an assignment and will earn a grade.

Chemistry Lab book: sewn bound composition book is required to write up the lab procedures and data tables prior to coming to lab: (1) Reserve the 1st 2 pages for the Table of Contents, (2) Number all the rest of

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