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Genetic Factors in Drug Therapy: Clinical and Molecular Pharmacogenetics
     

Genetic Factors in Drug Therapy: Clinical and Molecular Pharmacogenetics

by David A. Price Evans
 
Genetic Factors in Drug Therapy is the first comprehensive, in-depth survey of the current research on the genetic basis for the wide variety in people's responses to drugs. Dr. Evans shows how understanding inherited differences in the rates at which people metabolize drugs and in their response to drugs in general leads to a clearer conception of--and can help to

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Genetic Factors in Drug Therapy is the first comprehensive, in-depth survey of the current research on the genetic basis for the wide variety in people's responses to drugs. Dr. Evans shows how understanding inherited differences in the rates at which people metabolize drugs and in their response to drugs in general leads to a clearer conception of--and can help to predict--adverse reactions to drugs, responses to the drug treatment of disease, and the occurrence of spontaneous disorders. New discoveries have allowed scientists to develop methods for direct genotyping of a person's DNA, permitting them to predict with greater accuracy a given individual's likely response to a course of drug treatment.

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"[M]any pharmacogenetic topics [are] exhaustively and lucidly covered in this monumental book...The enormous literature covered is organized and tabulated in such a way as not to distract from the main themes...This is a scholarly 'labor of love' crowning a distinguished career...It deserves to be on the shelf or accessible to anyone doing studies involving pharmacokinetics or therapeutics, or simply trying to keep abreast of developments in drug monitoring and drug interactions." Pharmacotherapy

"This book not only provides a good introduction to the influence of genetics on drug therapy but can also act as a reference. It is written to be easily understood by a novice to the topic, but it is also useful to persons with a good understanding of the basic information." Am J Health-Syst Pharm

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521412964
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/16/1993
Pages:
681
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.40(d)

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