About author : PROFILE of Authors: 1. Mr. A Rajendiran, M Pharm, (PhD), has received his B Pharm from Madurai Medical College, Madurai, (TN), and M Pharm from Shri GS Institute of Technology and Sciences, Indore (M.P) having more than 23 years of teaching experience at undergraduate and 12 years of teaching, research experience at postgraduate level. He has served 5 years as a lecturer in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal (U.K) and currently working as senior Assistant Professor at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, CSJM University, Kanpur (U.P), teaching Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UG & PG programs. He has published several national and international research papers in reputed journals and has been granted 2 international patents. He has guided 12 M.Pharm students and his research interest in Evaluating Ethnomedicinal plants for their various Pharmacological activities and Analytical method development and Validation of Pharmaceuticals. He is a life member of IPA, APTI, and IPGA. 2. Dr. Ajay Kumar Gupta Dr. Ajay Kumar Gupta, is having teaching experience of more than 24 years at UG, PG and PhD level. Presently he is serving as Associate Professor at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (formerly University Institute of Pharmacy), CSJM University (a U.P. state University), Kanpur. He has earned several accolades and recognitions from number of esteemed associations/societies including - Fellow-Membership of ISCA, ICCE, FBPS, FABRF; Life Membership: Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI), Indian Pharmacy Graduates Association (IPGA), PRAYATNA, Society of Pharmacognosy, Society of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (SPER), Asian Biological Research Foundation. He is also Associate Editor/Editorial Board Member and reviewer of several reputed international and national journals; guided and supervising several PG (M.Pharm) UG (B.Pharm) and P
About book : This textbook of Medicinal Chemistry is useful for all the disciplines, course and programs related to medicinal chemistry that involves the integration of principles of medicinal chemistry with pharmacology, pharmaceutics, and therapeutics into a multi-semester course called pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, or another similar name. But this book is more precise for students of pharmaceutical sciences, with special emphasis on syllabus prescribed by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) for undergraduate students of all Indian Universities. The chapters of this textbook include a combination of principles of pharmacology and medicinal chemistry, necessary for understanding structure–activity relationships (SAR) and mechanisms of drug action (MOA), the book should be useful in supporting courses in medicinal chemistry and in complementing pharmacology courses. The authors of this textbook of Medicinal Chemistry III are pharmacy professionals, and are influenced by respective academic backgrounds, with the objective of continuing the tradition of a modern textbook for undergraduate students and also for graduate students who need a general review of medicinal chemistry. We believe that our collaboration on this textbook represents a blending of our perspectives that will provide new dimensions of appreciation and better understanding for students of pharmaceutical sciences. Finally in writing this multi-authored textbook we have tried to simplify with consistent style in the respective chapters.