Chemistry for Pharmacy Students: General, Organic and Natural Product Chemistry
Introduces the key areas of chemistry required for all pharmacy degree courses and focuses on the properties and actions of drug molecules
This new edition provides a clear and comprehensive overview of the various areas of general, organic, and natural products chemistry (in relation to drug molecules). Structured to enhance student understanding, it places great emphasis on the applications of key theoretical aspects of chemistry required by all pharmacy and pharmaceutical science students. This second edition particularly caters for the chemistry requirements in any ‘Integrated Pharmacy Curricula’, where science in general is meant to be taught ‘not in isolation’, but together with, and as a part of, other practice and clinical elements of the course.
Chemistry for Pharmacy Students: General, Organic and Natural Product Chemistry, 2nd Edition is divided into eight chapters. It opens with an overview of the general aspects of chemistry and their importance to modern life, with emphasis on medicinal applications. The text then moves on to discuss the concepts of atomic structure and bonding and the fundamentals of stereochemistry and their significance to pharmacy in relation to drug action and toxicity. Various aspects of organic functional groups, organic reactions, heterocyclic chemistry, nucleic acids and their pharmaceutical importance are then covered in subsequent chapters, with the final chapter dealing with drug discovery and development, and natural product chemistry.
- Provides a student-friendly introduction to the main areas of chemistry required by pharmacy degree courses
- Written at a level suitable for non-chemistry students in pharmacy, but also relevant to those in life sciences, food science, and the health sciences
- Includes learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
- Focuses on the physical properties and actions of drug molecules
Chemistry for Pharmacy Students: General, Organic and Natural Product Chemistry, 2nd Edition is an essential book for pharmacy undergraduate students, and a helpful resource for those studying other subject areas within pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences, cosmetic science, food sciences, and health and life sciences.
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