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Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine

Drugs Looking for Diseases

Innovative Drug Research and the Development of the Beta Blockers and the Calcium Antagonists

Authors: Vos, R.

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We all know how much time, effort and money it takes to develop a new drug. Hundreds of chemical compounds have to be synthesized and thousands of different activities in biology, physiology, pharmacology, clinical investigation, management and marketing have to be initiated and coordinated. Each new drug starts a voyage of discovery through an unmapped terrain which is shrouded in mist and beset by pitfalls, as Dr. Rein Vos puts it in his absorbing inside story of the development of the beta-adrenoceptor blocking agents and the calcium antagonists. Indeed we know, for example, how long it took before the theory of Ahlquist of the alpha and beta adrenergic receptors was widely accepted. Similarly, it suffices to memorize shortly the difficulty of expanding the new concept of calcium antagonism through the national German boundaries into the world. This shows how laborious and complex pharmaceutical progress is, and we all will benefit from a deeper understanding of the process of innovative drug research.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drugs Looking for Diseases
Book Subtitle
Innovative Drug Research and the Development of the Beta Blockers and the Calcium Antagonists
Authors
Series Title
Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
Series Volume
120
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-3796-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-3796-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5689-2
Series ISSN
0166-9842
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 381
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