Drug metabolism is known as xenobiotic metabolism is the biochemical modification of pharmaceutical substances or xenobiotics by living organisms, usually through specialized enzymatic systems. Drug metabolism often converts lipophilic chemical compounds into high readily excreted hydrophilic products. A chemical substance used in the treatment to cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being such as a narcotic or hallucinogen, that affects the central nervous system, causing changes in behavior and often addiction.
The related journals of drug metabolism:
Journal of Drug Metabolism & Toxicology, Journal of Clinical Toxicology, Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta, Medicinal Chemistry, Journal of Pharmacovigilance.