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Pharmacology

See below for a selection of the latest books from Pharmacology category. Presented with a red border are the Pharmacology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Pharmacology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Applications of Encapsulation and Controlled Release

Applications of Encapsulation and Controlled Release

Author: Munmaya K. Mishra Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The field of encapsulation, especially microencapsulation, is a rapidly growing area of research and product development. Applications of Encapsulation and Controlled Release offers a broad perspective on a variety of applications and processes, including, up-to-date research, figures, tables, illustrations, and references. Written at a level comprehensible to non-experts, it is a rich source of technical information and current practices in research and industry.

Docking Screens for Drug Discovery

Docking Screens for Drug Discovery

Author: Walter Filgueira de Azevedo Jr. Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2019

This book focuses on recent developments in docking simulations for target proteins with chapters on specific techniques or applications for docking simulations, including the major docking programs. Additionally, the volume explores the scoring functions developed for the analysis of docking results and to predict ligand-binding affinity as well as the importance of docking simulations for the initial stages of drug discovery. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, this collection presents the kind of detail and key implementation advice to ensure successful results. Authoritative and practical, Docking Screens for Drug Discovery aims to serve those interested in molecular docking simulation and also in the application of these methodologies for drug discovery.

Role of Phenolic Phytochemicals in Diabetes Management Phenolic phytochemicals and Diabetes

Role of Phenolic Phytochemicals in Diabetes Management Phenolic phytochemicals and Diabetes

Author: Muddasarul Hoda, Shanmugam Hemaiswarya, Mukesh Doble Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2019

This book summarizes the latest research trends in phytophenolic therapy for the management of diabetes. It discusses the various mechanisms of action of phytophenolics present in food, fruits and plants that can be used to control/reverse diabetic conditions. Further, it addresses the synergistic interactions of phytophenolics with anti-diabetic drugs, as understanding them can yield valuable insights for complementary and alternative medicine. In closing, it discusses the important aspects of nanotechnology-based targeted delivery and improving the bioavailability of phenolic phytochemicals, two major areas of research in phytotherapy of diabetes.

Clinical Pharmacology for Prescribing

Clinical Pharmacology for Prescribing

Clinical Pharmacology for Prescribing explains how drugs work and why they should be prescribed for common medical conditions. Linking disease processes to pharmacological interventions, this guide gives a sound basis for evidence based prescribing. Written for medical students, trainee doctors and non-medical prescribers, it addresses all aspects of practical pharmacology, explaining drug classes, their mechanisms and effects on the body. Ultimately its focus is on clinical use, so that safe prescribing decisions are based on sound understanding of science - why and how drugs work to treat common conditions. Every chapter provides clear linkages between pathophysiology of disease and drug mechanisms, highlighted in original illustrations that bring together drug mechanisms, pathways and their place in medical management. Unwanted effects, drug interactions and prescribing warnings are emphasised to help the reader become aware of critical issues in prescribing. This resource also addresses how to prescribe for vulnerable patient groups and provokes deep understanding for patient safety. Written by a Practicing Pharmaceutical Physician with a D.Phil in Pharmacology, an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and a Senior hospital-based Clinical Pharmacist. The textbook has been extensively reviewed by practicing clinicians such that this new resource exemplifies the skills and knowledge needed for practical, legal and safe clinical prescribing.

Concepts and Applications in Veterinary Toxicology An Interactive Guide

Concepts and Applications in Veterinary Toxicology An Interactive Guide

Author: PK Gupta Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2019

This book: Concepts and Applications in Veterinary Toxicology: An Interactive Guide : covers a broad spectrum of topics related to students specializing in veterinary toxicology and for veterinary medical practitioners. Since the major emphasis of the book is to teach veterinary students, therefore more attention has been given to common toxicants to which several species are exposed including pet animals. The subject of veterinary toxicology is complicated greatly by the wide variations in responses of domestic, companion, aquatic, wild, and zoo species to toxicants. Therefore, emphasis has also been given to species variation and diagnostic toxicology including clinical management that is more relevant to veterinary profession. Key Features * Highlights specialized topics essential for veterinary specialists. * Covers a variety of common toxicants to which several species including pet animals are exposed. * Includes sample questions and answers that are extremely valuable for students, clinical pharmacists, teachers, and academicians in preparing for their board and other examinations.

Principles of Parenteral Solution Validation A Practical Lifecycle Approach

Principles of Parenteral Solution Validation A Practical Lifecycle Approach

Author: Igor Gorsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Principles of Parenteral Solution Validation: A Practical Lifecycle Approach covers all aspects involved in the development and process validation of a parenteral product. By using a lifecycle approach, this book discusses the latest technology, compliance developments, and regulatory considerations and trends, from process design, to divesting. As part of the Expertise in Pharmaceutical Process Technology series edited by Michael Levin, this book incorporates numerous case studies and real-world examples that address timely problems and offer solutions to the daily challenges facing practitioners in this area.

Genotoxicity Assessment Methods and Protocols

Genotoxicity Assessment Methods and Protocols

Author: Alok Dhawan Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2019

This current edition explores new tests for genotoxicity testing, along with other well-known techniques. This will further help in our understanding of the genotoxic effects of chemicals. The book has different sections dealing with various assays for gene mutation, chromosomal abnormalities, primary DNA damage, etc. It also delves into plant models, animals and their alternates, as well as in silico approaches for genetic toxicology. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and up-to-date, Genotoxicity Assessment: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition serves as a highly useful and ready resource for research students and scientists working in regulatory toxicology as well as biomedical, biochemical, and pharmaceutical sciences.

Vitamin C in Human Health and Disease Effects, Mechanisms of Action, and New Guidance on Intake

Vitamin C in Human Health and Disease Effects, Mechanisms of Action, and New Guidance on Intake

Author: Wang Jae Lee Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2019

This book presents the scientific evidence for the role of vitamin C in health and disease and offers new guidance on vitamin C intake in humans. The importance of vitamin C in preventing cancer and cardiovascular disease, its relevance to aging and stress, and its impacts on each of the human body systems are thoroughly assessed on the basis of the author's extensive research and his deep understanding, as an anatomy professor, of the body as a whole. Findings published in the international scientific literature are fully taken into account, and due consideration is also given to empirical evidence, bearing in mind that mechanisms of action cannot always be precisely defined in the absence of human experiments. Beyond providing an up-to-date scientific perspective on the effects of vitamin C, the author hopes to promote human health worldwide by encouraging proper use of the vitamin. To this end, recommendations are made on the amount of vitamin C that should be taken daily and on the best way to take it. The book will be of interest to researchers, clinicians, and all others who wish to learn more about this vitamin and its significance.

BNF for Children (BNFC) 2019-2020

BNF for Children (BNFC) 2019-2020

Author: Paediatric Formulary Committee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

The BNF for Children (BNFC) 2019-2020 provides essential practical information to all healthcare professionals involved in the prescribing, dispensing, monitoring and administration of medicines to children. It addresses a significant knowledge gap in many areas of paediatric practice by providing practical information on the use of medicines in children of all ages from birth to adolescence. Recommendations in the BNFC have been constructed on the basis of authoritative sources, emerging evidence and best practice guidelines. The content has been carefully validated by a network of paediatric experts and the process is overseen by a paediatric formulary committee. The BNF for Children 2018-2019 has been revised and revalidated to reflect changes in product availability, emerging safety concerns and shifts in clinical practice.

BNF 78 (British National Formulary) September 2019

BNF 78 (British National Formulary) September 2019

Author: Joint Formulary Committee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Compiled with the advice of clinical experts and continually updated to reflect the latest evidence from credible sources worldwide, the new edition of the British National Formulary 78 (BNF) provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. Access to the latest edition of the BNF is vital for healthcare professionals, as it reflects current best practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to the uses of medicines.NICE has accredited the editorial process used by the British National Formulary to produce its resources.

Fixed Dose Combinations for Solid Oral Drug Delivery

Fixed Dose Combinations for Solid Oral Drug Delivery

Author: Ali R. Rajabi-Siahboomi, Amitava Mitra Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2019

Outlining the steps for developing fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs, this book gives a systematic approach to the full scope of FDCs concept, design, formulation, and commercialization. Includes case studies to illustrate best practices and challenges Deals with a growing part of the pharmaceutical industry, as FDCs are ideal for targeting many chronic illnesses and for reducing the number of medications an increasingly-aging population needs to take Ensures consistency in the delivery of FDC medication, which can be pivotal in increasing patient compliance and quality of life Collects dispersed knowledge from patents in addition to scientific and clinical literature so researchers can access a single source reference Covers regulatory guidelines from around the world and looks ahead at developing areas of personalized medicine for FDCs

Zebrafish: A Model for Marine Peptide Based Drug Screening

Zebrafish: A Model for Marine Peptide Based Drug Screening

Author: Saravanan Ramachandran, Senthilkumar Rajagopal Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2019

This book offers a comprehensive overview of toxicology, highlighting the significance of peptide-based toxins from marine environments. It discusses the principles of protein-carbohydrate and domain-domain interactions to increase our understanding of toxicology in zebrafish models, as well as drug interaction mechanisms and target definition in drug discovery. It also reviews the structure of marine peptides/toxins and the toxicology of peptide secreting cells and cells that respond to these enzymes, and describes the normal and abnormal toxicology of marine peptides in zebrafish models. Offering insights into the field of proteomics, particularly current practice and research models for solving its many riddles, the book also explains the analytical principles of marine protein-protein and protein-carbohydrate interaction in the context of teratogenicity in target identification in peptide- based drug discovery. Lastly, the book methodically examines the preclinical research on marine proteins/peptides.