Drug reception on cell membrane? Proven!

There has always been a theory that a drug would affect a receptor on a cell membrane by either blocking or stimulating it. Here's a look at the study that proves it

We have all been taught in EMT and Paramedic school pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. It has always been a theory of how a drug would affect a receptor on a cell membrane either blocking it or stimulating it.

This hypothesis has now been proven by Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka which awarded them the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. This video column will review their findings proving this hypothesis deserving this prestige award.

About the author

Jon Puryear, NREMT-P, has been active in EMS since 1983. He has been an active paramedic since 1992 including being an educator and Field Training Officer for several employers. He was the Assistant to the Medical Director for Dr. John Griswell in Ft. Worth, Texas, for EPAB/MedStar EMS and the Education/Clinical Coordinator for CareFlite in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metropolitan area. Jon is the owner of Jon Puryear EMS CE, performing online live streaming and recorded EMS CE classes and refreshers. The live online classes are taught in a virtual instructor-led online live classroom, which allows the student to participate in "real time." These classes may be taken from any computer or iPad/Apple TV with internet access and no travel is required. Many recorded classes are available in his online Learning Management System. Jon performs a 16 hour NREMT prep onsite to initial programs, and also a recorded version online designed to prepare students for their NREMT written examination. You may contact Jon and obtain more information about his services at www.jonpuryear.com.

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