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Toxicity and Drug Testing

Edited by Bill Acree

United States International University Africa, Kenya

Modern drug design and testing involves experimental in vivo and in vitro measurement of the drug candidate's ADMET (adsorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination and toxicity) properties in the early stages of drug discovery. Only a small percentage of the proposed drug candidates receive government approval and reach the market place. Unfavorable pharmacokinetic properties, poor bioavailability and efficacy, low solubility, adverse side effects and toxicity concerns account for many of the drug failures encountered in the pharmaceutical industry. Authors from several countries have contributed chapters detailing regulatory policies, pharmaceutical concerns and clinical practices in their respective countries with the expectation that the open exchange of scientific results and ideas presented in this book will lead to improved pharmaceutical products.

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Toxicity and Drug TestingEdited by Bill Acree

Published: February 10th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1976

ISBN: 978-953-51-0004-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4363-5

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

124865 Total Chapter Downloads

48 Crossref Citations

225 Web of Science Citations

184 Dimensions Citations


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1. Blood Brain Barrier Permeation

By Abolghasem Jouyban and Somaieh Soltani


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2. Diagnostic Accuracy and Interpretation of Urine Drug Testing for Pain Patients: An Evidence-Based Approach

By Amadeo Pesce, Cameron West, Kathy Egan-City and William Clarke


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3. Experimental and Computational Methods Pertaining to Surface Tension of Pharmaceuticals

By Abolghasem Jouyban and Anahita Fathi-Azarbayjan


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4. Multi-Well Engineered Heart Tissue for Drug Screening and Predictive Toxicology

By Alexandra Eder, Arne Hansen and Thomas Eschenhagen


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5. Prediction of Partition Coefficients and Permeability of Drug Molecules in Biological Systems with Abraham Model Solute Descriptors Derived from Measured Solubilities and Water-to-Organic Solvent Partition Coefficients

By William E. Acree, Jr., Laura M. Grubbs and Michael H. Abraham


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6. Variability of Plasma Methadone Concentration in Opiate Dependent Receiving Methadone: A Personalised Approach Towards Optimizing Dose

By Nasir Mohamad, Nor Hidayah Abu Bakar, Tan Soo Choon, Sim Hann Liang, NIM Nazar, Ilya Irinaz Idrus and Rusli Ismail


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7. Drug Synergy – Mechanisms and Methods of Analysis

By Hans-Georg Breitinger


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8. Herbal Medicine in the Treatment of Malaria: Vernonia amygdalina: An Overview of Evidence and Pharmacology

By Anoka A. Njan


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9. Experimental and Computational Methods Pertaining to Drug Solubility

By Abolghasem Jouyban and Mohammad A. A. Fakhree


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10. Toxic Effects of Cadmium on Crabs and Shrimps

By Xianjiang Kang, Shumei Mu, Wenyan Li and Na Zhao


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11. Paraquat, Between Apoptosis and Autophagy

By Rosa A. González-Polo, José M. Bravo-San Pedro, Rubén Gómez-Sánchez, Elisa Pizarro-Estrella, Mireia Niso-Santano and José M. Fuentes


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12. Prediction of Toxicity, Sensory Responses and Biological Responses with the Abraham Model

By William E. Acree, Jr., Laura M. Grubbs and Michael H. Abraham


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13. Mikania glomerata and M. laevigata: Clinical and Toxicological Advances

By João Cleverson Gasparetto, Roberto Pontarolo, Thais M. Guimarães de Francisco and Francinete Ramos Campos


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14. Evaluation of Drug Toxicity for DNA Vaccine Candidates Against Infectious Diseases: Hepatitis C as Experimental Model

By Dania Bacardí, Karelia Cosme, José Suárez, Yalena Amador-Cañizares and Santiago Dueñas-Carrera


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15. Aluminium Phosphide Poisoning

By Babak Mostafazadeh


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16. Application of a New Genotoxicity Test System with Human Hepatocyte Cell Lines to Improve the Risk Assessment in the Drug Development

By Tsuneo Hashizume and Hiroaki Oda


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17. Genotoxic Impurities in Pharmaceuticals

By Abolghasem Jouyban and Hamed Parsa


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18. Measurement Uncertainty in Forensic Toxicology: Its Estimation, Reporting and Interpretation

By Rod G. Gullberg


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19. Toxicokinetics and Organ-Specific Toxicity

By P.D. Ward


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20. Environmental Toxicants Induced Male Reproductive Disorders: Identification and Mechanism of Action

By Kuladip Jana and Parimal C. Sen


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