Drugs and Chronic Viral Hepatitis

  • Ajay Batra
  • Richard W. Lambrecht
  • Herbert L. Bonkovsky
Part of the Clinical Gastroenterology book series (CG)


This is a medicinal age. Indeed, it appears that it has always been so, because human kind, even in antiquity and prehistoric times, appears to have been fascinated with exogenous chemicals and xenobiotics that affect the mind and body. However, advances in therapeutics have been truly remarkable within the past one or two generations. Increasingly, new drugs are being developed, based on biochemical and structural knowledge of specific targets, such as site-directed inhibitors of enzymes in host human beings, or in infectious agents. Other drugs are targeted at specific receptors such as the histamine type- 1 and -2 receptors, the several types of serotonin receptors, and so on.


Liver Disease Chronic Hepatitis Chronic Liver Disease Herbal Remedy Chronic Viral Hepatitis 
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  • Ajay Batra
  • Richard W. Lambrecht
  • Herbert L. Bonkovsky

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