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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Fundamentals of Chemistry of Pharmaceuticals - S110020
Title: Fundamentals of Chemistry of Pharmaceuticals
Guaranteed by: Department of Organic Chemistry (110)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2016 to 2020
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:5
E-Credits: summer s.:5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Hampl František doc. Ing. CSc.
Holakovský Roman Mgr. Ph.D.
Kundrát Ondřej Ing. Ph.D.
Examination dates   Schedule   

R: Vardanyan R., Hruby V. : Syntheses of Essential Drugs. Elsevier, 2006. 9780444521668

R: Patrick G. L.: An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry. 6th ed. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2017. 9780198749691

R: Kleemann A.; Engel J.; Kutscher B.; Reichert D.: Pharmaceutical Substances, Syntheses, Patents, Applications. 5th ed. Stuttgart : Thieme, 2009. 9783135584058

All books are available at UCT Prague in the Central Library.

Last update: Kundrát Ondřej (25.11.2021)
Syllabus - Czech

1. Introduction. Basic terms and definitions

2. Introduction to pharmacology: pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics

3. Drug design and development; drug registration

4. Analgesics-antipyretics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents

5. Opioid analgesics

6. Central nervous system drugs: anaesthetics, sedatives, hypnotics

7. Central nervous system drugs: psychiatric drugs

8. Autonomous nervous system drugs: sympathomimetics and sympatholytics

9. Autonomous nervous system drugs: parasympathomimetics and parasympatholytics

10. Local anaesthetics and myorelaxants

11. Antihistamines and antiallergics; treatment of cough

12. Cardiovascular system drugs

13. Digestive tract therapeutic agents

14. Antiseptics and antiinfective agents

Last update: Kundrát Ondřej (25.11.2021)
Entry requirements

Fundamentals of Organic chemistry (J. McMurry: Organic Chemistry, 6th Ed. or equivalent) are considered as a prerequisite for attending the course. A student can be enrolled for Fundamentals of Chemistry of Pharmaceuticals after successful passing the entry test of organic chemistry. More details and a specimen entry test can be found at

Last update: Kundrát Ondřej (25.11.2021)