Biology - Drugs

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  • Created on: 03-01-14 12:48

The use and abuse of drugs 

Drug trials

  • researchers target a disease and develop ideas for treatment 
  • continue to search for possible drugs using computer design of moleculs and screening chemicals
  • possible drugs are made in the lab
  • potential drugs are tested on cell cultures, tissue cultures and organs, vitro screening
  • animal testing - what dose is needed and if there are any side effects
  • testing on healthy human volunteers
  • testing on humans with the target disease
  • becomes a licenced drug but continues to


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