Medicines are either man-made (i.e., synthetic)

Question:

Medicines are either man-made (i.e., synthetic) or obtained from living

organisms like plants, bacteria, animals etc. and hence the latter are

called natural products. Sometimes natural products are chemically

altered by man to reduce toxicity or side effects. Write against each of

the following whether they were initially obtained as a natural product

or as a synthetic chemical.

a. Penicillin ___________________________

b. Sulfonamide ___________________________

c. Vitamin C ___________________________

d. Growth Hormone ___________________________

Solution:

A. Penicillin- Natural product (obtained from fungus P. notatum)

B. sulphonamide- Synthetic product

C. Vitamin C- Natural product

D. Growth Hormone- Natural product

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