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Drug discovery : past, present and future

Author: Walter Sneader
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updated ed

Considers the origins, development and history of medicines that generate high media interest and have a huge social and economic impact on society. This title provides coverage of pre-twentieth  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Sneader
ISBN: 0471899798 9780471899792 0471899801 9780471899808
OCLC Number: 56645304
Notes: Previous edition: 1985.
Description: 400 pages
Contents: Preface. Foreword. Chapter 1. Introduction. PART 1: LEGACY OF THE PAST. Chapter 2. The Prehistoric Period. Chapter 3. Pre-Hellenic Civilisations. Chapter 4. Greece and Rome. Chapter 5. The Arab World. Chapter 6. Herbals. Chapter 7. Chemical Medecines. Chapter 8. Systematic Medicine. PART 2: DRUGS FROM NATURALLY OCCURRING PROTOTYPES. Section I Phytochemicals. Chapter 9. Alkaloids. Chapter 10. Non-Alkaloid Plant Products. Chapter 11. Plant Product Analogues and Compounds Derived From Them. Section II Biochemicals. Chapter 12. The Origins Of Hormone Therapy. Chapter 13. Neurohormones. Chapter 14. Peptide Hormones. Chapter 15. Sex Hormones. Chapter 16. Adrenal Cortex Hormones. Chapter 17. Prostaglandins. Chapter 18. Hormone Analogues. Chapter 19. Vitamins. Chapter 20. Antimetabolites. Chapter 21. Blood and Biological Products. Section III Drugs from Microorganisms. Chapter 22. Antibiotics. Chapter 23. Antibiotic Analogues. Chapter 24. Pharmacodynamic Agents from Microorganisms. Chapter 25. Analogues of Pharmacodynamic Agents from Fungi. PART 3: SYNTHETIC DRUGS. Chapter 26. The First Synthetic Drugs and Their Analogues. Chapter 27. Drugs Originating from the Screening of Dyes. Chapter 28. Drugs Originating from the Screening of Organic Chemicals. Chapter 29. Drugs Discovered through Serendipitous Observations Involving Humans. Chapter 30. Drugs Disocvered through Serendipity in the Laboratory. Chapter 31. Concluding Remarks. Index.
Responsibility: Walter Sneader.


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