TY - CHAP A1 - Nobuhiro Zaima ED1 - Luca Gallelli Y1 - 2012-03-14 PY - 2012 T1 - Application of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Imaging Mass Spectrometry N2 - The history of pharmacology travels together to history of scientific method and the latest frontiers of pharmacology open a new world in the search of drugs. New technologies and continuing progress in the field of pharmacology has also changed radically the way of designing a new drug. In fact, modern drug discovery is based on deep knowledge of the disease and of both cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in its development. The purpose of this book was to give a new idea from the beginning of the pharmacology, starting from pharmacodynamic and reaching the new field of pharmacogenetic and ethnopharmacology. BT - Pharmacology SP - Ch. 20 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/32133 DO - 10.5772/32133 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-07-25 ER -