By Terry Kenakin

Pharmaceutical businesses proceed to stand a growing to be want for scientists proficient within the fundamentals of pharmacology. At GlaxoSmithKline, a prescription drugs world-leader, Terry Kenakin frequently teaches this path and has drawn on his invaluable adventure to write down A Pharmacology Primer. This consultant has been designed particularly for scientists expert in molecular biology and similar fields who now want to know the elemental theories, rules and sensible functions of pharmacology.

Important chapters conceal: Drug Receptor conception; Drug Antagonism; The Drug Discovery strategy; Pharmacological Assay codecs; records & Experimental layout; and lots of extra!

A Pharmacology Primer is stocked with beneficial assets -- derivations of all formulae in each bankruptcy, a word list and appendices, ratings of full-color illustrations -- that extra increase the price and application of this booklet.

* 185 illustrations and figures, four-color throughout
* Bulleted lists on the finish of every part sum up major themes
* word list of Pharmacological phrases integrated for fast reference

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