Instant Notes in Medicinal Chemistry provides concise coverage for undergraduates studying medicinal chemistry as part of a science, pharmacy or medical course. It is a truly multidisciplinary subject involving such subject specialities as organic chemistry, pharmacology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, toxicology, genetics and computer modeling. It concentrates on the fundamental principles of medicinal chemistry and assumes no more than elementary background of chemistry or biology.
Table of Contents
A. The science of medicinal chemistry. B. Drug targets. C. Pharmacokinetics. D. Biological testing and bioassays. E. Drug discovery. F. Synthesis. G. Structure-activity relationships. H. Target orientated drug design. I. Pharmacokinetic orientated drug design. J. Patenting and manufacture. K. Preclinical testing and clinical trials. L. Case Study: inhibitors of EGF-receptor kinase. M. History of medicinal chemistry. Further Reading. Index
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