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Published: 10 January 2013

816 Pages | 1100 colour line drawings


ISBN: 9780199697397

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An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry

Fifth Edition

Graham L. Patrick

  • A complete course in medicinal chemistry.
  • The author's accessible and engaging writing style introduces the material in a clear yet authoritative manner.
  • The review of key biological and biochemical concepts makes the book truly accessible to a broad range of students with varying backgrounds.
  • Questions at the end of chapters and on the Online Resource Centre allow the reader to test their understanding of the subject, and online Molecular Modelling Exercises encourage the development of practical techniques used in drug design.
  • Boxes, Case studies, and Web articles help students to relate the concepts to their pharmaceutical applications.


  • Coverage of 99 drugs not featured in the previous edition.
  • Six new boxes, covering topics such 'Cyclodextrins as drug scavengers', 'The structure-based drug design of crizotinib' and 'Designing a non-steroidal glucocorticoid agonist'.
  • A new case study on steroidal anti-inflammatory agents and over 25 new sections, providing additional depth in areas including 'Tethers and anchors' and 'Short-acting b-blockers'.
  • Updated online content including forty new molecular modelling exercises and sixteen new web articles.

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