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Understanding medications : what the label doesn't tell you

Author: Alfred Burger
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Chemical Society, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains the mode of action of most major drugs. The text also interrelates economic, ethical and medical factors of drugs; discusses the action of hormones, vitamins, enzymes and other biocatalysts;  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burger, Alfred, 1905-2000.
Understanding medications.
Washington, DC : American Chemical Society, 1995
(OCoLC)749018541
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Burger
ISBN: 0841232105 9780841232105 0841232466 9780841232464
OCLC Number: 32465004
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Drugs: Historical Beginnings --
2. Early Modern Medicines --
3. Naming Drugs --
4. Biomedical Research --
5. Modern Drug Discovery and Development --
6. Molecular Modification of Prototype Drugs --
7. Drug Use and Abuse --
8. Neurohormones and Drugs That Affect the Central Nervous System --
9. Drugs for the Relief from Pain --
10. Local Anesthetics, Antispasmodics, and Antihistamines --
11. Drugs That Act on the Blood Pressure and the Heart --
12. Intestinal Tract Medications --
13. Hormones and Vitamins --
14. Drugs for the Treatment of Cancer --
15. Drugs Affecting the Immune Response --
16. Drugs for Infectious Diseases --
17. Antiparasitic Drugs --
18. Antiviral Drugs --
19. Computer Assistance in Medicinal Research --
20. Antiseptics and Disinfectants --
21. What's Next? --
Glossary: Some Chemical and Medical Terms.
Responsibility: Alfred Burger.
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