Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry by Gareth Thomas

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Provides a concise introduction to the chemistry of therapeutically active compounds, written in a readable and accessible style.

The title begins by reviewing the structures and nomenclature of the more common classes of naturally occurring compounds found in biological organisms. An overview of medicinal chemistry is followed by chapters covering the discovery and design of drugs, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, The book concludes with a chapter on organic synthesis, followed by a brief look at drug development from the research stage through to marketing the final product.

The text assumes little in the way of prior biological knowledge. relevant biology is included through biological topics, examples and the Appendices.Incorporates summary sections, examples, applications and problemsEach chapter contains an additional summary section and solutions to the questions are provided at the end of the textInvaluable for undergraduates studying within the chemical, pharmaceutical and life sciences.


About Gareth Thomas

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Ian Smith is a barrister and Clifford Chance Professor of Employment Law at the University of East Anglia. Gareth Thomas is Head of the School of Law at the University of East Anglia
Published August 7, 2003 by Books On Demand. 206 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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