A Short History of the Drug Receptor Concept by C. PrüllA Short History of the Drug Receptor Concept by C. Prüll

A Short History of the Drug Receptor Concept

byC. Prüll

Hardcover | June 25, 2009

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The receptor concept was one of the most influential ideas in 20th-century medicine because it could account for the highly specific effects of drugs on the body. This book is the first to provide an historical discussion of its origin, development, slow acceptance into pharmacology and subsequent impact on modern medicine. It also considers the social context that influenced the drug receptor's development., making a valuable contribution to the history and understanding of modern medicine.
Title:A Short History of the Drug Receptor ConceptFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:June 25, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230554156

ISBN - 13:9780230554153


Table of Contents

The early development of the receptor concept by John Newport Langley (1852-1925) and Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915) * The critics of the receptor idea and alternative theories of drug action, c.1905-1935 * Quantitative arguments for the existence of drug receptors and the development of the receptor occupancy theory, c. 1910-1960. * The dual adrenaline receptor theory of Raymond P. Ahlquist (1914-1983) and its application in drug development between 1950 and 1970 * The emergence of molecular pharmacology *