Antidiabetic Agents: Recent Advances in their Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology

Edited by

  • Bernard Testa, University Hospital Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Urs Meyer, Biocentre, University of Basel, Switzerland

Volume 27, the first thematic volume in the Series, provides an overview of present knowledge with regard to the pharmacological and clinical aspects of antidiabetic drugs. It aims to stimulate further consideration of possible concepts in the development of new antidiabetic drugs.
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Pharmacologists, medicinal chemists, and toxicologists.


Book information

  • Published: May 1996
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-013327-7

Table of Contents

Introduction.Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis.Clinical Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus.Mechanisms of Insulin Action.Therapeutic Use of Insulin.The Secretory Machinery of Insulin Release.Compounds Acting on Insulin Secretion: Sulphonylureas.Compounds Acting on Glucose Uptake: Biguanides.Compounds Acting on Glucose Absorption.Aldose Reductase Inhibitors as New Antidiabetic Drugs.Conclusions.References.Cumulative Index of Authors.Cumulative Index of Titles.