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Biomedical Seminar Series
March 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Obesity and female sex are associated with opiate-induced respiratory depression: A search for underlying mechanisms by Ralph Lydic, PhD Ralph Lydic, Ph.D., is a Robert H. Cole Endowed Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Anesthesiology & Psychology, the Associate Chair for Research, Anesthesiology at the University of Tennesee in Knoxville and has a joint faculty appointment with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ‘The goals of Lydic’s research are elucidating the mechanisms by which sleep, opioids, and volatile anesthetics modulate pain and depress breathing and arousal. The evolutionary perspective and current data support the view that neurons generating sleep and wakefulness preferentially modulate the ability of opioids, hypnotics, and anesthetics to alter pain, behavioral affect, and states of waking consciousness.’
Biomedical Seminars are open to all members of the WSU Spokane campus and AMS will be arranged for the Pullman and Vancouver campuses. For questions, contact Breezy Tottenhoff.