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Medicines by Design

explains how scientists unravel the many different ways medicines work in the body and how this information guides the hunt for drugs of the future. The booklet examines the science of pharmacology, how drugs work in the body, and recent research developments. (National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health)

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Interesting Fact:

Approximately 60 percent of the world's population still relies entirely on plants for medicines, and plants supply the active ingredients of most traditional medical products. Plants have also served as the starting point for countless drugs on the market today.
X-ray image -- Inflammation leads to pain in arthritis.

The pain of arthritis

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