In thermodynamics, pharmaceutical thermodynamics is the chemical thermodynamic study of drug action. Subjects in this field, which is relatively new, include the thermodynamics of adsorption, crystallization, encapsulation, partitioning, as well as drug-receptor thermodynamics. Synonyms seem to include: physical pharmacology, physical pharmacy, or pharmacological thermodynamics.

A key aspect of pharmaceutical thermodynamics, according to American physical pharmacologist Kenneth Connors, is focus on the “pharmaceutical system” as a thermodynamic system. [1]

References
1. Connors, Kenneth A. (2002). Thermodynamics of Pharmaceutical Systems: an Introduction to Students of Pharmacy. John Wiley and Sons.

External links
‚óŹ Pharmaceutical thermodynamics (research group) – Friedrich Alexander University.

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