Pharmacology 514:
Current Topics in Pharmacology
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Current Topics in Pharmacology
Phcol 514
12:30 PM, Wednesday, November 12, 1997
Room T-530/530A HSC

Speaker: William A. Catterall
Topic: Tipsy Synapses: NMDA and GABA Receptors as Molecular Targets for Alcohol Intoxication


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