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Drugs That Changed the World: How Therapeutic Agents Shaped Our Lives

Irwin W. Sherman
January 12, 2018

Drugs are used in the diagnosis, alleviation, treatment, prevention or cure of disease. This is a book about drugs, how they came to be, and how they exert their ‘magic’. Today we have drugs to protect against infectious diseases, to alleviate aches and pains, to allow new organs to replace the old...

Corticotropin-Releasing Factor: Basic and Clinical Studies of a Neuropeptide

Errol B. De Souza
December 18, 2017

This book provides a comprehensive summary of data from basic and clinical studies in support of a role for corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) as a neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system (CNS). It includes descriptions of the anatomy of CRF and its receptors in the CNS, as well...

Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery, Third Edition: Revised and Expanded

Ram I. Mahato, Ajit S. Narang
November 22, 2017

Completely revised and updated, this third edition of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery elucidates the basic principles of pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, dosage form design, and drug delivery – including emerging new biotechnology-based treatment modalities. The authors integrate...

Active Phytochemicals from Chinese Herbal Medicines: Anti-Cancer Activities and Mechanisms

Wing Shing Ho
November 22, 2017

Biomedical Science Chinese herbal medicine represents complementary or adjunctive therapies that often can improve the efficacy of Western medicine to achieve the pharmacological effects, especially in cancer treatment. However, the combination of herbs with therapeutic drugs can raise potential...

Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms: Capsules

Larry L. Augsburger, Stephen W. Hoag
November 09, 2017

Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms: Capsules covers the development, composition, and manufacture of capsules. Despite the important role that capsules play in drug delivery and product development, few comprehensive texts on the science and technology of capsules have been available for the research and...

The Toxicologist's Pocket Handbook, Third Edition

Michael J. Derelanko
October 30, 2017

This scaled-down version of the best-selling CRC Handbook of Toxicology provides the most frequently used toxicology reference information in a convenient pocket-sized format allowing quick access to vital information, especially when traveling outside the lab or office....

Hydrogen Peroxide Metabolism in Health and Disease

Margreet C M Vissers, Mark Hampton, Anthony J. Kettle
October 16, 2017

Much of the biology of oxidative stress and oxidative signalling centres on the generation and handling of hydrogen peroxide. The overall aim for this book would be to provide an insightful and useful forum to assist with the understanding of the relevance of hydrogen peroxide generation and how...

Fundamentals of Receptor, Enzyme, and Transport Kinetics (1993)

John C. Matthews
October 02, 2017

Fundamentals of Receptor, Enzyme, and Transport Kinetics is the first book to pull together the most important topics in receptor, enzyme, and transport kinetics into a concise, easy-to-use format. Numerous equations are included, and key equations are graphed. For each graphed equation, important...

Pharmacological Regulation of Gene Expression in the CNS Towards an Understanding of Basal Ganglial Functions (1996)

Kalpana Merchant
September 28, 2017

This book focuses on dopamine-mediated regulation of gene expression within the striatum and associated regions of the central nervous system. It is an excellent review of experimental data on interactions between neuronal systems at systemic, cellular, and molecular levels. Each of the chapters,...

Handbook of Mammalian Metabolism of Plant Compounds (1991)

Ronald R. Scheline
September 28, 2017

Handbook of Mammalian Metabolism of Plant Compounds provides an extensive survey of how mammals metabolize compounds found in higher plants. Information about these compounds is important to researchers in pharmacology, toxicology, medical and natural products chemistry, and food sciences....

Liposomes as Tools in Basic Research and Industry (1994)

Jean R. Philippot, Francis Schuber
September 28, 2017

This book is devoted to a broader understanding of liposomes as a versatile tool used in many domains, including basic research and applied technology, focusing on less common applications and recent developments.Over the past few years, new types of liposomes made of nonphospholipid molecules have...

Thermal and Nonthermal Encapsulation Methods

Magdalini Krokida
September 20, 2017

Encapsulation is a topic of interest across a wide range of scientific and industrial areas, from pharmaceutics to food and agriculture, for the protection and controlled release of various substances during transportation, storage, and consumption. Since encapsulated materials can be protected...