Pharmacology and the Older Person: Effects on Communication


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Abstract

Neurophysiology and neuropharmacology are reviewed, followed by a discussion of how drugs work in the nervous system. The effects of aging on pharmacokinetics, the study of how drugs move in the body, are discussed. Disorders that affect communication of older persons are presented along with a review of the drugs used to manage these disorders. The desired effects as well as side effects of the drugs are addressed.

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