How Synthetic Drugs Work

How Synthetic Drugs Work

Insights into Molecular Pharmacology of Classic and New Pharmaceuticals

1st Edition - July 8, 2022

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  • Editors: Imran Kazmi, Sanmoy Karmakar, Md Adil Shaharyar, Muhammad Afzal, Fahad Al-Abbasi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323998550

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How Synthetic Drugs Work: Insights into Molecular Pharmacology of Classic and New Pharmaceuticals provides comprehensive, structured access to robust information on molecular pharmacology for clinicians, research scientists and advanced health care students. The book covers the foundations of molecular pharmacology and the main drug classes, including detailed information on their mechanisms of action and the application of molecular pharmacology in drug development. This book is an ideal reference for graduate students and researchers in pharmacology, however, researchers in corporate settings will also benefit from the book's structured and detailed coverage of mechanisms of action of synthetic drugs.

Key Features

  • Presents the mechanism of action of most recent synthetic drugs available
  • Includes newly reported action mechanisms of conventional drugs
  • Contains colored illustrations of the pathway through which the drug exerts therapeutic action

Readership

Academicians, students and researchers of pharmacology and medicine. Research and Development based industries dealing with the production of synthetic drugs, life Sciences, Biotechnology based industry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Molecular Pharmacology: Basic Concept
    2. Mechanism of Action of Drugs acting on the cholinergic system
    3. Mechanism of Action of Adrenergic drugs
    4. Mechanism of Action of anti-inflammatory drugs and Corticosteroids
    5. Mechanism of Action of Anti-Diabetic drugs
    6. Mechanism of action of Estrogens, Progestins and Androgens
    7. Mechanism of Action of sedatives, Hypnotics and Anti-Anxiety Drugs
    8. Mechanism of Action of Anti-Epileptics
    9. Mechanism of Action of Anti-Parkinson
    10. Mechanism of Action of Anti-Psychotics and Anti-Maniacs
    11. Mechanism of Action of Anti-Depressants
    12. Mechanism of Action of Drugs for Heart Failure
    13. Mechanism of Action of Anti-Arrhythmia
    14. Mechanism of Action of Anti-Anginal and Vasodilating agents
    15. Mechanism of Action of Anti-Hypertensive Drugs
    16. Mechanism of Action of Diuretic and Anti-diuretic Drugs
    17. Mechanism of Action of Gastrointestinal drugs
    18. Mechanism of Action of Anti-Bacterial drugs
    19. Mechanism of Action of Anti-fungal agent
    20. Mechanism of Action of Anti-Viral agents
    21. Mechanism of Action of Anti-Cancer agents
    22. Mechanism of Action of immunomodulators
    23. Mechanism of Action of Opioids and other pain relievers
    24. Application of Molecular Pharmacology in Research Techniques and Drug Development

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: July 8, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323998550

About the Editors

Imran Kazmi

Is currently working as an Associate Professor in College of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. He has 10 years of experience in teaching and research. His key area of research involves pharmacological evaluation and establishment of mechanism of action of novel isolated phytoconstituents and synthetic drugs. He has more than 70 papers in different peer reviewed journal. He wrote more than 14 books/chapters with different publishing groups. He also has one Indian Patent on novel molecule isolated from Lantana camara medicinal plant.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Sanmoy Karmakar

Is a Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, in the Dept of Pharmaceutical Technology at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. His research interest involves cardiovascular diseases, bioavailability of drugs and traditional medicine. He also works on toxicity studies on common food and chemical additives. He has established molecular research facilities for receptor specific mRNA studies both in vitro and vivo system. He has to his credit many Government and private funded projects with numerous peer reviewed publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Md Adil Shaharyar

Is a research scholar in the Dept of Pharmaceutical Technology at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. His area of research involves cardiovascular diseases and traditional medicine. He is a dedicated, sincere, hardworking and enthusiastic researcher with international peer reviewed publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scholar in the Dept of Pharmaceutical Technology at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Muhammad Afzal

Is presently working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Jouf University, Sakaka, Saudi Arabia. His broad area of research includes Neuropharmacology and drug discoveries for the treatment of neurological diseases, Biology of cancers and anticancer drug development. He has 13 years of teaching and research experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has published several research articles in peer reviewed journals of international repute with a cumulative impact factor of about 100. Dr Afzal has attended several conferences and workshops at national and international levels. He has authored three books and filed an Indian patent too.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Jouf University, Sakaka, Saudi Arabia

Fahad Al-Abbasi

Is currently working as a Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. His broad area of research includes clinical biochemistry, biochemical pharmacology, drug discoveries for the treatment of different diseases, biology of cancers and anticancer drug development. He has 13 years of teaching and research experience at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level. He has published several research articles in peer reviewed journals of international repute with a cumulative impact factor of about 150. He has also served as the director of international students unit, head of Health Information Technology Department, Director of International Sudents Scholarship Program, Vice Dean for graduate studies of internal students, and Vice Dean of Continuing Education, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has authored many books also.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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