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Peter Redfern (ed)
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Pharmaceutical Press
Publication Date
September 2003
448 pages
156 x 234 mm

Chronotherapeutics discusses the pharmaceutical and therapeutic implications associated with biological clocks, solely in relation to humans. Comprehensively covers specific diseases, which are time dependent, and the drugs and new drug formulations that can be used as treatments.

In nature, many physical processes are governed by the passage of time. The study of these processes, chronobiology, reveals rhythmic patterns which may be yearly, monthly, daily or more frequent. Novel drug delivery systems are currently being developed that will release varying quantities of a drug at optimum times to coincide with these rhythmic patterns.

Written by leading international experts in the field, Chronotherapeutics provides up-to-date information on chronobiology for non-chronobiologists in pharmaceutical and medical sciences. 
  1. An Introduction to Circadian Rhythms and Their Measurement in Humans
  2. The Biological Clock-location, Neuroanatomy and Neurochemistry
  3. The Molecular Biology of the Mammalian Circadian Clock
  4. Rhythms and Pharmacokinetics
  5. Rhythms and Pharmacodynamics
  6. Rhythms and Therapeutics of Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  7. Rhythms and Therapeutics of Asthma
  8. Rhythms and Therapeutics of Cardiovascular Disease
  9. Rhythms, Pain and Pain Management
  10. Rhythms of Cancer Chemotherapy
  11. Chronopharmaceutical Drug Delivery
  12. Circadian Rhythm Abnormalities
  13. Drug Effects on Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Function
  14. The Effect of Melatonin Secretion: Clinical Aspects
  15. Chronobiological Mechanisms in Seasonal Affective Disorder

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