This book comprehensively reviews drug stability and chemical kinetics: how external factors can influence the stability of drugs, and the reaction rates that trigger these effects. Explaining the important theoretical concepts of drug stability and chemical kinetics, and providing numerous examples in the form of illustrations, tables and calculations, the book helps readers gain a better understanding of the rates of reactions, order of reactions, types of degradation and how to prevent it, as well as types of stability studies. It also offers insights into the importance of the rate at which the drug is degraded and/or decomposed under various external and internal conditions, including temperature, pH, humidity and light. This book is intended for researchers, PhD students and scientists working in the field of pharmacy, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, medicinal chemistry and biopharmaceutics.
This volume offers a detailed and comprehensive analysis of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs), covering their occurrence, exposure to humans and the mechanisms that lead to the parthogenesis of EDCs-induced metabolic disorders. The book is divided into three parts. Part I describes the physiology of the human endocrine system, with special emphasis on various types of metabolic disorders along with risk factors that are responsible for the development of these disorders. Part II addresses all aspects of EDCs, including their role in the induction of various risk factors that are responsible for the development of metabolic disorders. Part III covers up-to-date environmental regulatory considerations and treatment strategies that have been adopted to cure and prevent EDCs-induced metabolic disorders. This section will primarily appeal to clinicians investigating the causes and treatment of metabolic disorders. The text will also be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of Environmental Pharmacology and Toxicology, Environmental Pollution, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Drug Metabolism/Pharmacokinetics.
Recent advances in the pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology have facilitated the production, design, formulation and use of various types of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals. This book provides detailed information on the background, basic principles, and components of techniques used for the analysis of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals. Focusing on those analytical techniques that are most frequently used for pharmaceuticals, it classifies them into three major sections and 19 chapters, each of which discusses a respective technique in detail. Chiefly intended for graduate students in the pharmaceutical sciences, the book will familiarize them with the components, working principles and practical applications of these indispensable analytical techniques.