Discuss how compounds in different types of organisms can be used to benefit people??

QUESTION POSTED AT 23/09/2019 - 03:09 AM

Answered by answersmine AT 23/09/2019 - 03:09 AM


There are various compounds that can be obtained from the living species. These compounds are majorly used as drugs. Various researchers are performing work to determine the compounds found in the living species that may be beneficial to human beings. They analyze several of the thousands of compounds and select only those that exhibit the desirable features.  

There are various chemical compounds found in living beings, which can help in bettering human health. The natural compounds are used in distinct cultures for thousands of years. On certain occasions they are utilized as drugs, the prime example is the use of penicillin, that is, a compound obtained from a fungus, and is widely used as the first available antibiotic. Like this there are other various medicines, which are obtained from plants.  

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ANSWERED AT 17/10/2019 - 09:06 AM

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The FDA helps control the issues related to the safety of the food and food products like dietary supplements along with pharmaceutical drugs, biopharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other products under the Acts.

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Thus, the selected option re the correct answer.

ANSWERED AT 17/10/2019 - 09:00 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 17/10/2019 - 09:00 AM

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ANSWERED AT 17/10/2019 - 08:25 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 17/10/2019 - 08:25 AM

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ANSWERED AT 17/10/2019 - 08:24 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 17/10/2019 - 08:24 AM

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ANSWERED AT 17/10/2019 - 08:22 AM

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ANSWERED AT 17/10/2019 - 07:53 AM

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ANSWERED AT 17/10/2019 - 07:44 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 17/10/2019 - 07:44 AM

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ANSWERED AT 17/10/2019 - 07:39 AM

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