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Medicines By Design

Medicines By Design

Discusses the many different ways medicines work in the body and how this information guides the hunt for drugs of the future.

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Foreword: A Visit to the Doctor
Foreword: A Visit to the Doctor
Introduces the topic and the contents of each chapter. » more
Chapter 1: ABCs of Pharmacology
Chapter 1: ABCs of Pharmacology
ADME, pharmacogenetics, pharmacokinetics, dose-response curve, agonists/antagonists, grapefruit juice effect, herbals, MDR pumps » more
Chapter 2: Body, Heal Thyself
Chapter 2: Body, Heal Thyself
Aspirin's history, NSAIDs, bloodstream, antibodies, immunotherapy, CYP 450 enzymes » more
Chapter 3: Drugs from Nature, Then and Now
Chapter 3: Drugs from Nature, Then and Now
Drugs from plants, oceans and mold, statins, photodynamic therapy, toxicogenetics, chemical genetics, clinical trials » more
Chapter 4: Molecules to Medicines
Chapter 4: Molecules to Medicines
Drug delivery strategies, the "omics" revolution, G proteins, Viagra, Gleevec, anesthesia » more
Medicines for the Future
Medicines for the Future
Career options in pharmacology » more
Glossary
Glossary
Defines scientific terms used in the booklet. » more
This page last reviewed on January 23, 2014