ISBN 9788184736144,Introduction To The Pharmaceutical Sciences: An Integrated Approach : An Integrated Approach

Introduction To The Pharmaceutical Sciences: An Integrated Approach : An Integrated Approach



Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788184736144

ISBN-10 8184736142

Paper Back

Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 480 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

This unique textbook provides an introductory, yet comprehensive overview of the pharmaceutical sciences. It is the first text of its kind to pursue an interdisciplinary approach. Readers are introduced to basic concepts related to the specific disciplines in the pharmaceutical sciences, including pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and medicinal chemistry. In an easy-to-read writing style, the book provides readers with up-to-date information on pharmacogenomics and includes comprehensive coverage of industrial drug development and regulatory approval processes. Each chapter includes critical-thinking exercises, as well as numerous figures, tables, and graphs. Many chapters contain review questions, practice problems, and cases. More than 160 illustrations complement the text.

Salient Features

NEW Case Studies provide students with real-world examples and encourage them to think critically.
Detailed illustrations throughout the book help reinforce key principles.
Emphasis on chemical, biological, and mathematical principles is balanced to help students gain a broad understanding of modern pharmaceutical science and its applications
Review Questions at the end of each chapter help students evaluate their level of comprehension
Key Concepts sections provide a quick review of important material.
Chapter Outlines, tables, and boxes help students master the material.
Additional Reading section points readers to more information.
Table of Contents

Part I: Drug Chemistry

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Drugs and Their Targets
Chapter 3 Ionization of Drugs
Chapter 4 Solubility and Lipophilicity

Part II: Drug Delivery

Chapter 5 Transport Across Biological Barriers
Chapter 6 Drug Absorption
Chapter 7 Drug Delivery Systems

Part III: Drug Disposition

Chapter 8 Drug Distribution
Chapter 9 Drug Excretion
Chapter 10 Drug Metabolism
Chapter 11 Pharmacokinetic Concepts

Part IV: Drug Action

Chapter 12 Ligands and Receptors
Chapter 13 Mechanisms of Drug Action
Chapter 14 Dose-Response Relationships

Part V: Drug Therapy

Chapter 15 Therapeutic Variability
Chapter 16 Drug Interactions
Chapter 17 Pharmacogenomics

Part VI: Special Topics

Chapter 18 Biopharmaceutical Drugs
Chapter 19 Drug Discovery and Approval