Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Psychoactive Substances: Clinical and Forensic Aspects 2023
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 1595
2. Department of Public Health and Forensic Sciences, and Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal
3. UCIBIO-REQUIMTE, Laboratory of Toxicology, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
4. MTG Research and Development Lab, 4200-604 Porto, Portugal
Interests: real-world evidence; implementation science; toxicology; forensic sciences; psychoactive substances; drugs; biomedical research; scientometrics; scientific medical writing; pedagogical Innovation
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This Special Issue aims to cover the chemical structure, available products, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, metabolomics, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, and treatment of acute intoxications related to psychoactive substances in order to highlight their impact on public health. To better understand the clinical and forensic effects, pharmacokinetics should be explored to find active and inactive metabolites and other biomarkers. Indeed, polymorphisms in genes encoding enzymes (e.g., CPY2B6) involved in metabolism or target receptors may influence both drug efficacy and toxicity. Besides genetics, the extensive metabolism by P450 can lead to important interactions when drugs are taken concomitantly. The identification of additional metabolites is also needed during drug development and for clinical and forensic toxicology, where specific metabolites are used to confirm xenobiotic exposure as potential biomarkers.
Prof. Dr. Ricardo Jorge Dinis-Oliveira
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- psychoactive substances
- toxicological analysis
- interpretation of toxicological reports
- antemortem toxicology
- postmortem toxicology
- clinical and forensic issues