Pharmaceutics: the science of medicine design

Paperback | August 22, 2013

EditorPhilip Denton

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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. Pharmaceutics: the science of medicine design explores the different forms that medicines can take, and demonstrates how being able to select the best form - be it a tablet, injectable liquid, or an inhaled gas - requires an understanding of how chemicals behave in different physical states.Online Resource Centre:The Online Resource Centre to accompany Pharmaceutics: the science of medicine design 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.

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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 Phil Denton (editor), is a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Liverpool John Moores University. He has a Postgraduate Certificate of Education, has taught previously in the Further Education sector and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His research work has investigated the relationship between molecular structure and (bi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:August 22, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199655316

ISBN - 13:9780199655311

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to pharmaceutics2. Solids3. Liquids4. Gases5. Thermodynamics6. Acids and bases7. Phase equilibria and transitions8. Partitioning and hydrophobicity9. Surface phenomena10. Disperse systems11. Colligative properties12. Kinetics and drug stability13. Drug development and delivery