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An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry Paperback – March 25, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0199234479 ISBN-10: 0199234477 Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 4th edition (March 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199234477
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199234479
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.6 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Patrick's 3rd edition was a fantastic teaching aid at both BSc, MSc level and for postgraduates in medicinal chemistry. The 4th edition promises to be even better with the addition of en vogue areas of medicinal chemistry including protein-protein interactions and case studies of important blockbuster drugs. A fantastic achievement." John Spencer, University of Greenwich

"Overall organisation is improved over the previous edition, and there is a logical progression from general concepts and history to specific therapeutic areas. There is good coverage of recent developments and the case studies are a very good addition as students find that going through case studies is an effective way of learning the principles of medicinal chemistry" A. Ganesan, University of Southampton

Review from previous edition "Patrick provides a useful and comprehensive introduction to Medicinal Chemistry. It is appropriate for undergraduate level teaching, but also a valuable resource at a more advanced level. The main strength of the book is the breadth of material covered and the accessibility in which the material is presented." Gerd Wagner, University of East Anglia

Review from previous edition "Medicinal Chemistry is excellent-- the best available for undergraduate teaching. Graham is a superb teacher and it shows in the very user-friendly style of the text." Colin Fishwick, University of Leeds

About the Author


Graham Patrick is a lecturer in Organic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of the West of Scotland, Paisley. He is the author of four other undergraduate textbooks covering medicinal chemistry and organic chemistry.

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It is helpful in my understanding of medicinal chemistry.
Reuben
Bought the third edition for a class and I didnt even need this one but since I read the last edition I knew this would be good as well.
G. Blette
I recommend this for the beginning scholars and students interested in QSAR for drug design.
Kenichiro Muranaka

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 25, 1999
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This book is good in the sense that it is an easy read for anyone interested in the subject. The drawings and cartoons provide a bit of humor to the text and the writing is cloear and focused. The only drawback to the book is that the layperson does not get the full effect of the book without a very good grasp of biochemistry (hence the term layperson!). To get the real scope of the book, one would need to read a good Biochem text ( I personally suggest Lehninger, et. al. Principles of Biochemistry, 3rd ed.). A good pharmacological text would greatly enhance the reader's understanding of the subject as well (i.e. Goodman and Gilman's). Otherwise, the book does give a very brief, very good overview of many aspects of Medicinal Chemistry.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. Blette on November 30, 2009
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Bought the third edition for a class and I didnt even need this one but since I read the last edition I knew this would be good as well. So far I have not been disappointed and there is a good deal of information that was not in the last edition. This book is highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 3, 2012
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I have never written a review before but this book has become a fixture in my life. It has become dog eared, marked up, highlighted, underlined - the works. To put this in perspective, I have a background and degree in computer science and am in a PhD program doing computational drug design. I had enough undergrad premed to be dangerous and to follow discussions, but my true strength was on the computational side. I bought this book to help me pick up my chemistry and biochemistry and, with all due humility, it worked like a charm. The explanations are clear and beautiful and, if you like this stuff, it's a page turner. Seriously. Yes, it is an introductory text. But man is it a good one. From here I have been able to move on to other graduate texts, contribute equally in my lab on the biochem front, and even had the opportunity to ask some questions of Christopher Lipinski (of Rule of Five fame) at a conference without embarrassing myself. If you are relatively new to drug design or medicinal chemistry or pharmacology and want to come up to speed quickly, and have at least, say, AP high school chemistry or maybe undergrad chemistry, particularly with at least one organic chem class, BUY THIS BOOK. I cannot say it enough. If you are in a position similar to mine, this book is outstanding. In the context of my degree program, maybe even life changing. The single best academic purchase I've made. Sorry to come off like a fan boy, but this book earned it. It's that good.
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By Cindy Yeung on February 24, 2013
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This book provide a great read understanding the basic foundation to the process of making medicine/drug. I appreciate the amount of effort the author has put into making this textbook enjoyable to read.
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I am glad I bought this book. It is helpful in my understanding of medicinal chemistry. I would recommend this book and amazon service to another student.
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