Bugs & Drugs
February 25, 2019


Benzodiazepines Benzodiazepines stimulate GABA A receptors at an allosteric site. This facilitates GABA activity by increasing the frequency of Cl- channel opening.  Clinical uses of benzodiazepines […]
March 5, 2019

Whipple Disease

Whipple Disease – Tropheryma whippelii Whipple Disease is an infectious enterocolitis that causes malabsorption in the small intestine. Tropheryma whippelii is a gram positive, rod-shaped actinomycete […]
March 13, 2019


Meglitinides Examples include Nateglinide & Repaglinide “Meglitinides Depolarize” Meglitinides close K+ channels and cause the membrane to depolarize, in turn enhancing insulin release.  Meglitinides work by […]
March 14, 2019


Dobutamine Dobutamine is a beta adrenergic agonist with a greater effect on beta 1 receptors than than beta 2. Beta 1 receptors are mainly found in the […]