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Chemistry of Drugs

Drug development and research offer some of the most challenging and exciting research in the field of chemistry. Chemistry of Drugs provides an introduction to the most common processes by which chemist… (See Below for Full Description)
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Drug development and research offer some of the most challenging and exciting research in the field of chemistry. Chemistry of Drugs provides an introduction to the most common processes by which chemists design and develop drugs today. It describes the chemical principles on which those processes are based, along with an overview of the applications and hazards associated with a variety of drugs available both legally and illegally.

Coverage also includes attempts to find and develop new natural products for use as drugs; the potential for curing diseases, such as cancer; the growing field of biotechnology; and combinational chemistry, a method of producing, evaluating, and developing new chemical compounds with possible value as drugs. Designer drugs are also discussed, as well as important social, economic, and political issues related to the development and use of drugs. Biographical information on many influential figures involved in the advancement of this field throughout history completes this enlightening volume.

Chapters include:
  • Understanding the Way Drugs Work in the Body
  • Natural Products
  • Recombinant DNA as a New Source of Drugs
  • Designer Drugs
  • Rational Drug Design: Structure-Activity Relationships and Combinatorial Chemistry.

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ISBN-13 978-0-8160-5276-9
ISBN-10 081605276X
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0971-8
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series The New Chemistry
Author David E. Newton
Publication Date 8/1/2007
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary. Further reading. Web sources.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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