Classification of drugs, Biology

CLASSIFICATION OF GENERAL DRUGS -

1.       NATURAL DRUGS -

Obtained from natural sources as minerals, animals, plants & microorganism.

(i)       Minerals - It includes epsom salt or magnesium sulphate, liquid paraffin & boric acid etc.

(ii)      Drugs derived from animals are insulin, thyroid, heparin, liver extract, shark liver oil (cod).

(iii)         Drugs derived from plants are -

(a) Alkaloid - Morphin, colchicine, atropine, quinine, cocaine, caffeine.

(b) Oils - Castor, eucalyptus, clove.

(c) Gums - Gum arabica, Agar.

(d) Tannins

2.       SYNTHETIC DRUGS -

Manufactured in laboratory.

Eg.

Barbiturates                   Sedative

(Sleeping pills)

Pathedine                      Opiate Narcotics

Methadone                     Opiate Narcotics

Heroin                           Opiate Narcotics

Amphetamines                Stimulant

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