The Dose—Response Relation

  • Ronald J. Tallarida
  • Leonard S. Jacob


Molecular pharmacology is concerned with studies of basic mechanisms of drug actions on biological systems. It considers molecules as the basic functional units both of the drug and of the system on which the drug acts. Its objective is to determine and interpret the relation between biological activity and the structure of molecules or groups of molecules. Not only is it the level of investigation that defines this modern topic in pharmacology, but also it is the emphasis on precise measurement in experimental studies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald J. Tallarida
    • 1
  • Leonard S. Jacob
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Temple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Medical College of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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