PHG220 "Basics of Natural Products" (3+0)
The course is designed to provide pharmacy student the basic knowledge he needs to learn about clinically used drugs that derived from natural source. In this course, the student will study: the importance of natural products, pharmacognostical characters of medicinal plants. Production of natural products-derived drugs including collection, preparation, storage, uses either in crude form or extracts and their identification will be also discussed. The course will introduce the students to the different biogenetic pathways of secondary metabolites biosynthesis and their classification.  The course will give an idea to the students regarding the biological sources, chemical constituents of medicinal plants as well as from other natural sources such as marine organisms. In addition, the course will discuss and address the variability in the occurrence of pharmacologically active substances in plants and their impact on efficacy and toxicity.

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