On completion of this subject the student should be able to:
1. Explain the organic compounds that can be used for prevention, treatment of common diseases;
2. Describe the biologically active compounds and their mode of action at molecular level;
3. Explain the fact behind the traditional medicines in health care system;
4. Explain advantages and disadvantages of herbal medicines.
Introduction to medicinal chemistry, general principle of drug action; Physico-parameters in relation to biological activity; Structure and activity of general anaesthetics, local anaesthetics; Examples and properties of local anti-infective agents and anti-fungal agents, anti-tubercular agents, anti-malarials, anti-HIV agents.
Patrick, Graham L., An introduction to medicinal chemistry, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2009.
Ilango, K., Valentina, P., Text book of medicinal chemistry, Keerthi Publishers, Chennai, India, 2007.
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