Medicines play a key role in the treatment of diseases.
True or False: Medicines can be used to treat both communicable and noncommunicable diseases.
True or False: Medicines can treat the symptoms of a disease, but none are able to cure a disease.
True or False: Most drugs are derived from substances found in plants or microorganisms.
The figure shows the foxglove plant, a source of one of the first medicines that were clinically tested for effectiveness over 200 years ago.
The drug isolated from foxgloves is still in use today. What condition is it used to treat?
What is the name of the drug produced from this plant?
The figure shows how an ELISA works. It can be used to detect HIV and the pathogens of other diseases.
Which letter corresponds to the enzyme?
How does this test show the amount of sample that is present?