About the Video

The Pharmacodynamics and Physio Effects of Drug Classes Studied during Clinical Trials

How do diuretics work on the body to eliminate fluid? What are proton pump inhibitors, and how do they act to help reduce the production of gastric acid? This webinar is aimed at advanced medical translators and presents an in-depth analysis of the general pharmacodynamic and physiological effects of common drug classes, including diuretics, sulfonylureas, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. These effects and the relevant anatomical structures are discussed at both the macroscopic and microscopic levels, using the appropriate terminology, to provide participants with a scientific introduction to the following important pharmaceutical concepts:

  • What is pharmacodynamics, and how is it measured?
  • How does macroscopic and microscopic anatomy affect pharmacodynamics?
  • What are the adverse events and serious adverse events that have been reported for the drug classes discussed during the presentation?

This video contains:

  • Introduction: key terms, overview of drug classes, standard medical uses of diuretics, proton pump inhibitors, sulfonylureas, selective seurotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • Supposed mechanism(s) of action and effects of drug classes
  • Q&A


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Carmen Cross


1 hour

Who should watch it?

Medical translators wishing to gain a better understanding of pharmacodynamics.

What are the benefits to you?

This video provides an analysis of general pharmacodynamic and physiological effects of drug classes.

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  1. Maia Figueroa

    We have collected some of the comments from the webinar viewers from the previous site. Here is one of them!

    Thorough and knowledgeable presenter!