In this video, I discuss receptors and ligands. I explain the differences between the two main types of neurotransmitter receptors: ionotropic and metabotropic (aka G-protein-coupled) receptors. I also discuss the general pharmacological actions drugs can have by interacting with receptors, explaining what agonism, antagonism, inverse agonism, and allosterism (aka neuromodulation) are.
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