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New Insights Into Pharmacodynamics

Mahmoud Ahmed Mansour

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Dr. Mahmoud Mansour completed his Ph.D. at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He was previously a Professor in the Biochemical Department of Al-Azhar University, Egypt, and in the Pharmacology Department, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals centering on his research fields in biochemical and pharmacological studies in cancers (especially hepatic cancer), antioxidants, oxidative stress, the proteasome, and gastroenterology.


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Pharmacodynamics (sometimes described as what a drug does to the body) is the study of the biochemical, physiologic, and molecular effects of drugs on the body involving receptor binding (including receptor sensitivity), post-receptor effects, effect on enzymes, ion channel, or carrier proteins and chemical interactions. Pharmacodynamics, with pharmacokinetics (what the body does to a drug, or the fate of a drug within the body), helps explain the relationship between the dose and response, in other words, the drug's effects. The pharmacologic response depends on the drug binding to its target. The concentration of the drug at the receptor site influences the drug’s effect.

This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current insights in pharmacodynamics and drug safety, focusing on the most important evidence-based developments in this existing field.

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Mahmoud Ahmed Mansour

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Mahmoud Mansour Ph.D. is a professor of Biochemistry at the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, College of Pharmacy King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia. His specialization includes molecular biology, biochemical pharmacology, pharmacogenetics, and biochemistry. His research fields are biochemical pharmacological studies in cancers (especially hepatic cancer), antioxidants, oxidative stress, proteasome (and its role in the treatment of hepatic cancer), experimental gastroenterology, clinical gastroenterology, and diabetes. He has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He received the State Encouragement award from the Scientific Research Academy in 1998. Fourteen of his students were appointed as full university professors in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

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