Yvonne M. Hernandez
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
I am the Course
Director for Medical Pharmacology, a second year Medical School
Course. In this position, I organize the curriculum for the
course and act as a representative from the Department of
Pharmacology in the Medical School. I am involved in the
selection process for medical students, and I serve on a
committee devoted to bettering education for Medical Students at
Georgetown University and across the country.
Wasserman AM, Ferreira M Jr, Sahibzada N,
Hernandez YM, Gillis RA:
GABA-mediated neurotransmission in the ventrolateral NTS
plays a role in respiratory regulation in the rat.
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol.
Wasserman AM, Sahibzada N, Hernandez YM,
Specific subnuclei of the nucleus tractus solitarius play a
role in determining the duration of inspiration in the rat.
Res. 880:118-30, 2000
McManigle JE, Gillis RA, Dretchen KL,
Taveira Da Silva AM, Hernandez YM:
Respiratory depression produced by intravenously
Hernandez YM, Raczkowski VF, Dretchen KL,
Cocaine inhibits sympathetic neural activity by acting in
the central nervous system and at the sympathetic ganglion.
J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 277:1114-21, 1996
Gillis RA, Hernandez YM, Erzouki HK,
Raczkowski VF, Mandal AK, Kuhn FE, Dretchen KL:
Sympathetic nervous system mediated cardiovascular effects
of cocaine are primarily due to a peripheral site of action
of the drug.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 37:217-30, 1995
Chen K, Hernandez YM, Dretchen KL, Gillis
Intravenous NBQX inhibits spontaneously occurring
sympathetic nerve activity and reduces blood pressure in
Eur J Pharmacol. 252:155-60, 1994
Raczkowski VF, Hernandez YM, Erzouki HK,
Abrahams TP, Mandal AK, Hamosh P, Friedman E, Quest JA,
Dretchen KL, Gillis RA:
Cocaine acts in the central nervous system to inhibit
sympathetic neural activity.
J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 257:511-9, 1991
Gillis RA, Bachenheimer LC, Dretchen KL,
Erzouki HK, Hernandez YM, Jain RK, Jain MK, Kuhn FE, Quest
J, Schaer GL:
Role of the sympathetic nervous system in the cardiovascular
effects of cocaine.
NIDA Res Monogr. 108:92-109, 1991
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