Provides a concise introduction to the chemistry of therapeuticallyactive compounds, written in a readable and accessible style.
The title begins by reviewing the structures and nomenclature ofthe more common classes of naturally occurring compounds found inbiological organisms. An overview of medicinal chemistry isfollowed by chapters covering the discovery and design of drugs,pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, The book concludes with achapter on organic synthesis, followed by a brief look at drugdevelopment from the research stage through to marketing the finalproduct.
The text assumes little in the way of prior biologicalknowledge. relevant biology is included through biological topics,examples and the Appendices.
Incorporates summary sections, examples, applications andproblems
Each chapter contains an additional summary section andsolutions to the questions are provided at the end of thetext
Invaluable for undergraduates studying within the chemical,pharmaceutical and life sciences.