This is the thoroughly revised, rewritten and enlarged second edition of the book designed to serve as a core text for the undergraduate students of pharmacy,as well as other related streams, who offer medicinal chemistry as one of their electives. The text is divided into 12 sections containing 38 chapters. Each chapter gives an introduction about the disease, classes of compounds used, their mechanism of action, and structure–activity relationship. At the end of each chapter synthesis of selected compounds used in clinical practice is given. In this edition, new facts, latest developments in various areas along with three new chapters have been added. All the illustrations, chemical configurations and molecular modeling have been modified, improved and redrawn to clarify the content.
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|About the Author||
Balkishen Razdan PhD has been in pharmaceutical education for the last four decades. He was on the staff of Department of Pharmacy, Birla College of Science, Pharmacy and Commerce,now Birla Institute of Technology and Science, his alma mater for 14 years. After his postdoctoral studies at the Institute for Biochemie München, Germany, as Max-Planck Fellow, he joined Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra, Ranchi. At BIT, he was responsible for upgrading the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and introducing postgraduate and research programmes. He retired in 1998 from BIT as Dean, Postgraduate Studies and Research, and Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.