Basic Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry

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This updated and expanded edition of the popular textbook, Basic Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry, has been enhanced with new subject material, numerous self-assessment tools, and special features to advance and strengthen the learning process. The text is also enhanced to make potentially confusing concepts easier to understand. Through conceptual discussions, examples, and applications, the text provides students with the knowledge and skills to discuss the pertinent chemistry of drug molecules.

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This updated and expanded edition of the popular textbook, Basic Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry, has been enhanced with new subject material, numerous self-assessment tools, and special features to advance and strengthen the learning process.

Designed to help students incrementally build their knowledge of fundamental concepts of medicinal chemistry and their applications to therapeutic decisions, it is progressively organized. Specific sections of the text have been enhanced to make potentially confusing concepts easier to understand. Numerous examples and review questions further reinforce learning and analytical skills.

New in the Third Edition

• Enhanced explanations, discussions, and examples in many key chapters
• Additional summary tables to help readers better select the proper drug binding interaction
• Expanded discussion on Pharmacogenomics, including multiple specific examples
• Updated examples throughout the text to include a wider range of drugs and drug classes
• Increased focus on application of concepts to therapeutic decisions and pharmacy practice

Marc W. Harrold, BS Pharm, PhD

Marc W. Harrold is a Full Professor at Duquesne University's School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and has taught both medicinal chemistry and biochemistry courses for over 30 years. He has twice been awarded the Duquesne University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Harrold has introduced a variety of innovations into his courses, including a series of 34 interactive web-based tutorials for students, many of which have been published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE), presented at American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meetings, and have been used and/or adopted by other medicinal chemistry faculty across the country. He has also been involved in curriculum development at Duquesne University and on the school’s curriculum committee.

Dr. Harrold has published over 10 articles and over 20 book chapters (either alone or as a co-author) in the area of medicinal chemistry education. Additionally, he has contributed to a medicinal chemistry case study workbook and has been a contributor to Nurse’s Drug Guide and served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for AJPE. Dr. Harrold has received numerous teaching awards from the students within the School of Pharmacy and two National Advisor of the Year Awards from APhA Academy of Students of Pharmacy and Rho Chi.

Robin M. Zavod, PhD, FAPhA

Robin M. Zavod is Professor for Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, Illinois. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Zavod was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award. She served on the adjunct faculty for Elmhurst College and the Illinois Institute of Technology.