This comprehensive Fifth Edition has been fully revised and updated to meet the changing curricula of medicinal chemistry courses. The new emphasis is on pharmaceutical care that focuses on the patient, and on the pharmacist a therapeutic clinical consultant, rather than chemist. Approximately 45 contributors, respected in the field of pharmacy education, augment this exhaustive reference. New to this edition are chapters with standardized formats and features, such as Case Studies, Therapeutic Actions, Drug Interactions, and more. Over 700 illustrations supplement this must-have resource.