Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry. Chapter 1. What is medicinal chemistry?. The science that deals with the discovery or design of new therapeutic chemicals and the development of these chemicals into useful medicine. What is “medicine”?. Drugs, pharmaceutics
It was used as a deadly poison which was used by the native people of South America to tip their arrows such that a minor arrow wound would be fatal.
Drugs based on the tubocurarine
structure are used in surgical
operations to relax muscles.
1. By biological/pharmacological effect
2. By chemical structure
3.By target system