This book seeks to present some of the contributions of biochemistry to pharmacology. The participants of the symposium were chosen for their work on and interest in "concepts in biochemistry which are most likely to be of importance for future advances in pharmacology." The symposium was divided into two parts. The larger of these was a series of papers on specific studies by acknowledged authorities in these areas, while the second part of the meeting was more informal with fewer data and more conjecture (theories, opinions) being offered.
This volume will appeal, therefore, to a variety of workers. The first part of the symposium will be of immense value to those interested in reviews of the current status of a given subject, e.g., kinetics and mechanism of inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (by I. B. Wilson), the mechanism of action of thiazide diuretics (by K. H. Beyer and J. E. Baer), current