Medicinal Chemistry: A Molecular and Biochemical Approach
by Thomas Nogrady, Donald F. Weaver
Paperback: 672 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 3 edition (August 11, 2005)
ISBN: 0195104560, 0195104552

Book Description

Fully updated and rewritten by a basic scientist who is also a practicing physician, the third edition of this popular textbook remains comprehensive, authoritative and readable. Taking a receptor-based, target-centered approach, it presents the concepts central to the study of drug action in
a logical, mechanistic way grounded on molecular and biochemical principles. Students of pharmacy, chemistry and pharmacology, as well as researchers interested in a better understanding of drug design, will find this book an invaluable resource. Starting with an overview of basic
principles, Medicinal Chemistry examines the properties of drug molecules, the characteristics of drug receptors, and the nature of drug-receptor interactions. Then it systematically examines the various families of receptors involved in human disease and drug design