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Chapter 5

Plants: Revamping the Oldest Source of Medicines with Modern Science

The birth of drug discovery is closely connected to the study of plant natural products and was shaped by two seminal events, the isolation of morphine 1 from opium by the pharmacist Sertürner in 18171 and the introduction in the clinics of Antipyrin 6(phenazone) 70 years later, in 1887.2 The obtain...

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21 Oct 2009
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From the book series:
RSC Biomolecular Sciences