This book derives from a popular three-day ACS short course, "Pharmacology for Chemists", which the author has taught for 20 years. Pharmacology is the scientific study of drugs, including their composition, uses, and physiological effects. While not traditionally taught to organic and medicinal chemists, an understanding of pharmacology is becoming essential for maintaining the dynamic role of the drug development researcher. Pharmacologic texts are usually organized around the practice of clinical medicine or classes of drugs; this book uses chemistry as its foundation.
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Joseph G. Cannon is Professor Emeritus of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy of the University of Iowa, Iowa City.Review:
"Assuming no background in physiology or pharmacology, this practical guide covers the aspects of pharmacology most important and useful to organic chemists engaged in drug discovery. Cannon (medicinal chemistry, University of Iowa) based the book on the three-day ACS short course he has taught for 20 years, but adds more detailed discussions, references, and definitions. The first part explains the chemical and biological bases of pharmacology. The remainder of the book addresses specific categories of drugs, and demonstrates how the concepts and phenomena previously described can be exploited to rationalize the experimentally observed pharmacology of the drugs."--SciTech Book News
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