FASTtrack Pharmaceutics: Drug Delivery and Targeting

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Pharmaceutical Press, 2012 - Medical - 242 pages
Are your exams coming up? Are you drowning in textbooks and lecture notes and wondering where to begin? Take the FASTtrack route to study successfully for your examinations. FASTtrack provides the ultimate lecture notes and is a must-have for all pharmacy students wanting to study and test themselves for forthcoming exams. Pharmaceutics: Drug Delivery and Targeting focuses on what pharmacy students really need to know in order to pass exams, providing concise, bulleted information, chapter overviews, hints, key points, mind maps and an all-important self-assessment section which includes MCQs. This FASTtrack book thoroughly and systematically reviews important concepts relating to the delivery and targeting of drugs. The emphasis of this book is placed on the principles of drug release and targeting, including immediate, delayed, sustained, controlled and targeted release. Relevant examples of delivery systems are given throughout the book. Pharmaceutics: Drug Delivery and Targeting will be a valuable resource for any pharmacy student needing to study the essentials of this topic. Covering all areas of the pharmacy degree, the titles in the series include: * Applied Pharmaceutical Practice (based on the textbook of the same name) * Complementary and Alternative Medicine (based on the textbook of the same name) * Law and Ethics in Pharmacy Practice * Managing Symptoms in the Pharmacy * Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing (based on the textbook of the same name) * Pharmaceutics - Dosage Form and Design * Pharmaceutics - Drug Delivery and Targeting * Pharmacology * Physical Pharmacy (based on Florence & Attwood's Physicochemical Principles of Pharmacy) * Therapeutics
 

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Contents

1 Controlling drug delivery
1
2 Immediaterelease drug delivery systems I
25
3 Immediaterelease drug delivery systems II
59
4 Delayedrelease drug delivery systems
71
5 Sustainedrelease drug delivery systems
87
6 Controlledrelease dosage forms
119
7 Sitedirected drug targeting
145
8 Carriers for drug targeting
165
Answers to selfassessment
223
Mind maps
225
Index
231
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