FROM MOLECULE TO MEDICINE
DA MOLÉCULA AO MEDICAMENTO
This book presents and discusses methods of obtaining medicines, their mechanisms, industrial processing, characteristics, general pharmacology, identification and preparation of medicines. The author proposes to show the pharmaceutical production chain from a broad and applied perspective. The book, detailed and illustrated, presents ten medicines developed by the industries to combat a large spectrum of pathologies. The selection obeyed careful and comprehensive criteria and comprises anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, antibacterials, antiparasitics, painkillers and antivirals. The chapters are subdivided into five items: history, obtaining methods, industrial processing/medicine obtention, general pharmacology and a technical file – plus the basic bibliography.