Topic: Physical Science > Chemistry > Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal chemistry is a scientific discipline that combines elements of chemistry, pharmacology, and biology to design and develop new therapeutic drugs. It involves the synthesis, characterization, and optimization of chemical compounds that have the potential to be used as drugs for the treatment or prevention of diseases. Medicinal chemists work to identify and understand the molecular targets involved in diseases, design and synthesize compounds that interact with these targets, and optimize their properties to improve efficacy, selectivity, and safety. The goal of medicinal chemistry is to discover and develop molecules that can be used as effective and safe medicines.