Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Paperback | August 22, 2013

EditorJill Barber

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Taking medication is a common occurrence for many people, whether it is to soothe an aching head, regulate blood sugars, or to treat life threatening conditions, such as HIV or cancer. In the UK alone, over 900 million prescriptions are dispensed every year. Overseeing all of this arepharmacists: experts in medicines and their use. The Integrated Foundations of Pharmacy series supports those who are at the beginning of their journey to become a pharmacist. The reader will begin to understand how a drug molecule is made; the process that turns it into a medicine; the role the pharmacist has when dispensing that medicine; andwhat happens in the body when it is taken. Most importantly, the series shows how each of these aspects are integrated, reflecting the most up-to-date teaching practices. Pharmaceutical Chemistry provides a wide-ranging overview of organic chemistry as applied to the study and practice of pharmacy. Drugs are simply chemicals, so to fully understand their manufacture, formulation, and the way they work in our bodies, an understanding of organic compounds and theirreactions is essential.Online Resource Centre:The Online Resource Centre to accompany Pharmaceutical Chemistry features: For registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book, available to download.For students:* Self-assessment questions to help the reader to check and reinforce understanding of the material introduced in each chapter. * Related addtional resources.

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Taking medication is a common occurrence for many people, whether it is to soothe an aching head, regulate blood sugars, or to treat life threatening conditions, such as HIV or cancer. In the UK alone, over 900 million prescriptions are dispensed every year. Overseeing all of this arepharmacists: experts in medicines and their use. The...

Dr Jill Barber (editor), studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and completed a PhD in Bio-organic Chemistry at the same university in 1980. She then spent five years in some of the oldest universities in Europe, learning Biochemistry, German and Renaissance Music. She settled in Manchester in 1986, with a permanent p...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.68 inPublished:August 22, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199655308

ISBN - 13:9780199655304

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Table of Contents

1. The importance of pharmaceutical chemistry2. Organic structure and bonding3. Stereochemistry and drug action4. Properties of aliphatic hydrocarbons5. Alcohols, phenols, ethers, organic halogen compounds, and amines6. The carbonyl group and its chemistry7. Introduction to aromatic chemistry8. Inorganic chemistry in pharmacy9. The chemistry of biologically important macromolecules10. Origins of drug molecules11. Introduction to pharmaceutical analysis12. The molecular characteristics of good drugs