Pharmacodynamics is the branch of pharmacology that deals with the biochemical and physiological effects of the drugs on the body. In simple words it is defined as the branch that studies what a drug does to the body when it is being administered into the system. These drugs affect the body either by mimicking normal biochemical and or physiological processes or inhibiting those vital processes. These drugs perform their function through its mode of actions like stimulating, depressing, blocking, stabilizing, replacing, etc. Also, they may act as direct independent entities that can cause beneficial chemical reactions as free radical scavenging or harmful chemical reactions like cytotoxicity, irritation, etc. The desired activity of a drug is measured by its successful targeting to structures like cell membrane, ligands, receptors, proteins, ion channels, etc. On the other hand the undesirable effects of a drug include increasing the probability of cell mutations, interactions that are additive or multiplicative, or induced physiological damage or chronic conditions. The top journals are peer reviewed scholarly journals. These provide high quality, meticulously reviewed and rapid publication, to cater the insistent need of scientific community. These journals are indexed with all their citations noted. The top open access journals are indexed in MEDLINE, PUBMED, SCOPUS, COPERNICUS, CAS, EBSCO and ISI.
Last date updated on June, 2014