Physicochemical Principles of Pharmacy
Florence, Alexander T; Attwood, David
Alexander T Florence - Former Dean, School of Pharmacy, University of London, UK and David Attwood - School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
Physical chemistry is the basis of pharmaceutical formulation and processing and is fundamental to understanding the complexities of drug delivery and absorption.
Physicochemical Principles of Pharmacy goes beyond the introductory aspects of physical pharmacy to show how basic physicochemical principles are essential to an understanding of every aspect of drug action, from the design of dosage forms to the sites of action in the body.
Chapters are organised logically, with visual representations to aid the understanding of difficult concepts. The fifth edition of this well-established textbook has been thoroughly revised. Changes include:
- a new chapter on pharmaceutical nanotechnology
- key learning points
- more worked examples of clinical calculations
- clearer distinction between the basic text and more complex theory to facilitate ease of use.
Written by experienced academics, it is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.
Physicochemical Principles of Pharmacy is also available as an eBook.
2. Physicochemical Properties of Drugs in Solution
3. Drug Stability
4. The Solubility of Drugs
6. Emulsions, Suspensions and Other Disperse Systems
7. Polymers and Macromolecules
8. Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
9. Drug Absorption and the Oral Route
10. Parenteral Routes of Drug Administration
11. Physicochemical Drug Interactions and Incompatibilities
12. Peptides, Proteins and Other Biopharmaceuticals
13. Physical Assessment of Dosage Forms
"Changes in this edition include the new chapter on pharmaceutical nanotechnology, key learning points, more complete examples of clinical calculations, and a more clear distinction between the basic text and more complex theory. This recommended book is easy-to-read and is an asset to compounding and formulation pharmacists."
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, October 2011
From the reviews of the previous edition:
January 2010, Michael Taylor
"This book is excellent. It is the most accessible book I have read on the topic and is perfect for undergraduate pharmacy students."
Michael Taylor, Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, January 2010
"…an excellent reference for both graduate students and scientists in the pharmaceutical industry, as it provides and overview of the physicochemical principles important in pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics."
Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 33:209, 2007