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Basic Principles and Application to Pharmacy Practice

Pharmaceutics: Basic Principles and Application to Pharmacy Practice is a valuable textbook covering the basic science as well as the role and application of pharmaceutics within pharmacy practice. Based on curricular guidelines mandated by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), this book incorporates laboratory skills by identifying portions of each principle that can be used in a clinical setting. In this way, instructors are able to demonstrate their adherence to ACPE standards and objectives simply by using this book. A companion website for students and instructors further enhance the didactic content for students by including practice questions and answers and videos that feature difficult processes and procedures. Essential resources for instructors are also available and include chapter PowerPoint slides and full-color images. Full of practical examples and case studies for experiential learning, Pharmaceutics enables students to gain the scientific foundation to understand drug physicochemical properties, practical aspects of dosage forms and drug delivery systems, and the biological applications of drug administration. 


For students in pharmaceutical science programs taking pharmaceutics or biopharmaceutics courses at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level.

Hardbound, 392 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-386890-9


  • Part 1: Physical Principles and Properties of Pharmaceutics

    Chapter 1: Introduction: Terminology, basic mathematical skills and calculations
    Chapter 2: Physical states, thermodynamic principles in pharmaceutics
    Chapter 3: Physical properties, their determination and importance in pharmaceutics
    Chapter 4: Equilibrium processes in Pharmaceutics
    Chapter 5: Kinetic processes and Pharmaceutics
    Chapter 6: Other processes

    Part 2:  Practical Aspects of Pharmaceutics

    Chapter 7: Drug, Dosage forms and Drug delivery systems
    Chapter 8: Solid Dosage forms
    Chapter 9: Liquid Dosage form
    Chapter 10: Gaseous dosage forms
    Chapter 11: Semi-solid dosage forms
    Chapter 12: Special dosage forms

    Part 3:  Biological Applications of Pharmaceutics

    Chapter 13: Routes of drug administration
    Chapter 14: Membrane transport and Diffusion
    Chapter 15: Factors affecting drug absorption and disposition in a system
    Chapter 16: Bioavailability and Bioequivalence


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