Alex Dean

What Is Medicinal Chemistry?

Discussion created by Alex Dean on Sep 10, 2019

Medicinal chemistry is an integrated discipline which links many scientific fields in researching and developing new drugs. Medicinal chemistry deals with the design, optimization and development of chemical compounds for use as drugs. It is inherently a multidisciplinary topic, i.e., beginning with the synthesis of potential drugs followed by studies investigating their interactions with biological targets to understand the medicinal effects of the drug, its metabolism and side-effects.

Medicinal Chemistry