Medicinal Chemistry, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, balanced introduction to this evolving, multi-disciplinary subject. The book carefully explains fundamental principles, assuming little in the way of prior knowledge. It opens with a broad overview of medicinal assuming little in the way of prior knowledge. It opens with a broad overview of medicinal chemistry followed by chapters that cover the principal methods used in drug design and the isolation of drugs from natural sources. subsequent chapters discuss more specialized aspects of medicinal chemistry and outline drug and analogue synthesis, development and production. Each chapter contains self-assessment questions, numerous examples and a wide variety of applications.Building on the success of the first edition, the book has been completely redesigned to create a clearer, more logical presentation of the material. the text has been extensively revised and updated and includes two new chapters on drugs from natural sources, and drug development and production.Medicinal chemistry, Second Edition will prove invaluable to students of chemistry, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacy and pharmacology whose courses include medicinal chemistry units. Provides a comprehensive, accessible, clearly written introduction to medicinal chemistry Assumes little prior knowledge of biology and a familiarity with chemistry at first-year level Includes numerous examples of drugs and drug action Questions are provided at the end of each chapter, with answers at the end of the book Completely revised and updated to include many of the latest drugs and treatmentsGareth Thomas is the author of 'Medicinal Chemistry: An Introduction', published 2008 under ISBN 9780470025987 and ISBN 0470025980.