Applied Medicinal Chemistry
Medicinal chemistry is the
intersection of chemistry, especially synthetic organic chemistry, and
pharmacology, where they are involved with design, chemical synthesis and
development for market of pharmaceutical agents, or bio-active molecules.
Medicinal chemistry focus on small
organic molecules, encompasses synthetic organic chemistry and aspects of
natural products and computational chemistry are close combination with
chemical biology, enzymology and structural biology together aiming at the
discovery and development of new therapeutic agents. It involves chemical
aspects of identification, and synthetic alteration of new chemical entities to
make them suitable for therapeutic use, understanding their structure-activity
relationships. Drug discovery is the identification of novel active chemical
compounds. It also studies about the drug metabolism.