Environmental Chemistry -Solutions
1) Why do we need to classify drugs in different ways?
Drugs are chemical substances used for the treatment of different diseases, relieving pain, etc. As drugs have specific action, it is essential to classify them. Drugs are classified based on their action, chemical composition and the sources from which they are obtained.
2) Explain the term target molecules or drug targets as used in medicinal chemistry.
Drug targets: Biomolecules such as proteins, carbohydrates , lipids and nucleic acids over which drug molecules interact are called drug targets or target molecules. The choice of target molecule is to be made correctly to have the desired therapeutic effect of medicine.