Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0198558716
ISBN-13: 9780198558712
Edition: 1995
List price: $45.00
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Description: Medicinal chemistry draws on the disciplines of chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology and pharmacology, and students new to this subject often have little knowledge of these fields. This lively, highly illustrated text provides undergraduate and  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/8/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Medicinal chemistry draws on the disciplines of chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology and pharmacology, and students new to this subject often have little knowledge of these fields. This lively, highly illustrated text provides undergraduate and postgraduate students with an accessible introduction to medicinal chemistry. It covers basic principles and background, and then describes the general tactics and strategies employed in developing an effective drug. Through the use of numerous examples it highlights both the difficulties faced by the medicinal chemist and the great power and potential of rational drug design.

Drugs and the medicinal chemist
The why and the wherefore
Protein structure
Drug action at enzymes
Drug action at receptors
Nucleic acids
Drug development
Pharmacodynamics
Quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR)
Antibacterial agents
The peripheral nervous system: cholinergics anticholinergics, and anticholinesterases
The opium alkaloids
Cimetidine: a rational approach to drug design
The essential amino acids
Nerve mechanism
Secondary messengers
Bacteria and bacterial nomenclature
Glossary of terms
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