Chemistry of Love and Sex

Chemistry of Love and Sex

by Madalena M. M. Pinto


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ISBN-13: 9783906390680
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/04/2013
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Madalena Maria de Magalhães Pinto studied Pharmacy at the University of Porto (B.Sc.), Portugal. With a Research Fellowship, she stayed at the University of São Paulo with Prof. Otto Richard Gottlieb, and in 1983 she obtained her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at the University of Porto where she holds the position of Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. She teaches Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Organic Synthesis in the Course of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Faculty of Pharmacy. Her current research interests lie in Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry, biomimetic and total synthesis assisted by solid phase catalysis and microwave, chiral molecular recognition and artificial receptors with application as chiral stationary phases for HPLC, and nanoparticles as drug delivery systems.

Table of Contents

Glossary 1

1. Endogenous Chemistry 7

1.1. Steroid Hormones 7

1.2. Brain Chemistry 22

2. Chemical Communication in Love and Sex 39

2.1. Introduction 39

2.2. 'Bad Odor', 'Good Odor', 'No Odor' and a Relationship with Chemical Communication in Humans 39

2.3. Pheromones 45

2.4. Conclusions 56

3. Exogenous Molecules Intervening in Love and Sex 63

3.1. Drugs 63

3.2. The Cosmeceuticals Also Can Help ... 84

3.3. Food Components That May Influence Love and Sex 87

4. Conclusions 97

4.1. Everything Is Connected in Love and Sex 97

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