Language : English
Published : 2017-12-07
An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry
An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry, International Edition, provides an accessible and comprehensive account of this fascinating multidisciplinary field. Assuming little prior knowledge, the text is ideal for those studying the subject for the first time. Part A of the book introduces the principles of drug action via targets such as receptors and enzymes. The book goes on to explore how drugs work at the molecular level (pharmacodynamics), and the processes involved in ensuring a drug meets its target (pharmacokinetics). Further sections cover the processes by which drugs are discovered and designed, and what has to happen before a drug can be made available to the public. The book concludes with a selection of current topics in medicinal chemistry, and a discussion of various key drug groups. The subject is brought to life throughout by engaging case studies highlighting particular drugs and the stories behind their discovery and development.
Dr Graham Patrick gained his BSc Honours at Glasgow University, winning the McKay-Smith Prize for Chemistry. He completed his PhD with Professor Kirby and Professor Robins studying the biosynthesis of gliotoxin and related fungal metabolites. Following this, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a research chemist and radiochemist on a variety of projects that included topic areas such as opioids, antibacterial agents and antidepressants.
His academic career has included positions at Leeds and Strathclyde Universities as well as the Australian National University. He joined the University of Paisley (now the University of the West of Scotland) in 1990, teaching medicinal chemistry and drug design.
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Designed to provide students with a foundation in understanding and interpreting histologic and cytologic preparations, Color Atlas of Veterinary Histology is a practical benchside reference focusing on the normal histology of eight common domestic species. This Third Edition has been revised with new images, information, and updated terminology throughout. Introductory chapters have also been expanded to offer more complete coverage of the basic types of tissues, providing an even more thorough grounding in the principles of histology.
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Fully revised to focus on the OSCEs for part B of the examination
Detailed model answers and full explanations ensure a thorough understanding of how to score those top marks
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The updated new edition of the highly-praised Get Through MRCS: Anatomy Vivas
Fully revised in accordance with the changes to be focussed on the OSCE format
Detailed model answers and full explanations to ensure thorough understanding of how to get the best results
Plentiful illustrations and high-quality photographs in full colour throughout
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Simon Overstall MB BS MRCS, Locum Consultant Plastic Surgeon, East Grinstead, West Sussex. Amit Zaveri MB BS (Lond) BSc (Hons) MRCS (Eng), Plastic Surgery CT2 (Core Surgical Trainee) at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, West Sussex.
Ernsting’s Aviation and Space Medicine applies current understanding in medicine, physiology and the behavioural sciences to the medical challenges and stresses that are faced by both civil and military aircrew, and their passengers, on a daily basis. The fifth edition of this established textbook has been revised and updated by a multi-disciplinary team of experienced contributors, and includes new chapters on space physiology and medicine, passenger safety, rotary wing operation by land and sea, and UAVs. It remains the recommended textbook for those studying for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, recognized worldwide as a standard in the field, and for similar overseas qualifications. Ernsting’s Aviation and Space Medicine remains an essential companion for all civil and military aviation medicine practitioners, both when preparing for professional examinations and in daily practice, and for those in the many disciplines of the behavioural and life sciences that include some study of aviation, its physiology and related issues. It is also recommended reading for those with a wider interest in the medical problems of professional or recreational flying, air transport and the aviation industry.
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Edited by Professor David P. Gradwell, professor of aerospace medicine, King’s College London; honorary consultant in aviation medicine, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s Health Partners; and civilian consultant advisor in aviation medicine (Royal Air Force), UK Air Commodore David J. Rainford, retired consultant physician and consultant adviser in renal disease (Royal Air Force); previously, defence postgraduate medical dean, consultant physician to the UK Civil Aviation Authority and senior consultant adviser in medicine to the Royal Air Force of Oman.
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