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Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences: How Medicines Work

A guide to resources for pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

How medicines work

These sources list the proprietary name or trademark name and generic name for medicines and indicate the therapeutic class.

Find the chemical name, CAS number, chemical formula, molecular mass, structural formula and unofficial synonyms using the following sources.

The following sources provide information on the physicochemical properties of drugs. Pharmacokinetics information provided include the drug concentration levels, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and elimination half-life.