Synonyms and Properties
Drugs: Synonyms and Properties provides comprehensive coverage of
the 10,000 drugs currently in common use worldwide. Its overall
organization and inclusion of detailed chemical information fills
an important gap in drug information. This reference, edited by a
world-renowned authority in drug design and chemical information
and now in its second edition, has become one of the bibles of
pharmaceutical research and application.
This book organizes the 10,000 drugs currently in use by
therapeutic category. Therefore all tranquilizers, all
antidepressants, or all anorexic agents, for example, are grouped
together. In all, 204 categories are represented. This arrangement
means that all drugs in a given category can be reviewed very
easily and their relative properties compared quickly.
A key component of this reference is the extensive coverage of
synonyms. The book includes an index of over 30,000 drug synonyms
and trade names with a cross-reference to their main entry. This
extraordinarily comprehensive view of trade names and generic
synonyms makes Drugs: Synonyms and Properties one of the world's
most exhaustive references in its field.
For each main entry, the following information is provided:
chemical name and a list of trade names and synonyms; the Chemical
Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number; the European Inventory of
Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) Number; the Merck
Index (Twelfth Edition) Number; the physical properties of each
compound; and the known biological activity and indicated
applications. Indexes, including a master index of names and
synonyms, and of manufacturers and suppliers, are appended.
This reference will be invaluable to research chemists, biologists,
and physicians and to anyone interested in drugs who, starting with
a single synonym for a drug, will be able to quickly find a
thumbnail sketch of the essential information concerning that