Pharmaceutical biology

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The pharmaceutical biology is a branch of Pharmacy (or biological ) that deals with the living cell as the smallest unit of production of natural products ( biogenic drugs concerned) and of derived chemicals as well as their pharmacological and toxicological effects. In addition to the well-known medicinal plants , microorganisms and cell-free systems (e.g. enzymes) and their natural substances are also examined in pharmaceutical biology . Further areas of pharmaceutical biology are


  • Eckhard Leistner and Siegmar W. Breckle: Pharmaceutical Biology I , 4th edition, Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart 1992, ISBN 3-13-548104-2
  • Eberhard Teuscher, Matthias F. Melzig, Ulrike Lindequist: Biogenic drugs, a textbook of pharmaceutical biology , 6th, completely revised. Ed., Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart 2004, ISBN 978-3-8047-2073-2

See also

Pharmacy , phytotherapy , medicinal herbalism