Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Production: An Introductory Textbook

Central Nervous System Drugs, Cardiovascular, Antilaprosy, Antiviral Drugs, HIV-AIDS Related Drugs

Author(s): Samir Kumar Mandal and Rebeca Ghanta

Pp: 43-62 (20)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681088891122010005

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This chapter deals with the central nervous system (e.g. Phenobarbital,
Diazepam), cardiovascular (e.g. Glyceryl trinitrate), antilaprosy (e.g. Dapsone),
antiviral (e.g. Acyclovir), HIV-AIDS (e.g. AZT- Zidovudine) related drugs. Their
brand names, brief history of discovery, uses, mode of action and side effects have
been discussed to introduce the beginners. In addition, the role of nucleoside
analogues e.g. Acyclovir, Zidovudine in the chain termination of viral DNA synthesis
has been explained in this chapter.

Keywords: Drug discovery, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics.

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