Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery

Medicinal chemistry is the science of creating and synthesizing molecules with the goal of improving them and turning them into new drugs for treating diseases. It's an interdisciplinary field with roots in organic chemistry, biology, and pharmacology, among other areas. The chemical subject of medicinal chemistry, sometimes known as pharmaceutical chemistry, is concerned with the design, development, and synthesis of pharmaceutical medications. To identify, develop, and synthesize chemical agents with a therapeutic purpose, as well as to analyze the qualities of existing medications, the discipline integrates skills from chemistry and pharmacology.