Traditional Medicine vs Synthetic Drugs Quiz
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Traditional Medicine vs Synthetic Drugs Quiz

Test your knowledge about traditional medicine and synthetic drugs with this quiz. Explore the differences between developing synthetic compounds and utilizing traditional medicine for potential drugs.

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Which book is mentioned in the text that has a connection to modern drug discovery?

The Prescription for Emergency disease

What is the main mission of IMPLAD, as mentioned in the text?

To preserve and develop medicinal plant resources

Which plant, known as the king of herbs, is mentioned to have already gone extinct in the wild?

Ren Shen

What does the text mention as a challenge in making products from highly diverse but morphologically similar plants?

<p>Different therapeutic effects</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the significance of Dr. Tu Youyou's work as mentioned in the text?

<p>She received the Nobel Prize in 2015 for discovering Artemisinin</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main idea conveyed by the author's reflection on working at a drug company?

<p>Traditional medicine offers a vast resource of proven drugs.</p> Signup and view all the answers

How is the Institute of Medicinal Plant Development in Beijing contributing to research?

<p>By preserving medicinal plant resources.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What distinguishes traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) from modern drug development?

<p>TCM uses medicinal plants with centuries of human testing.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why does Dr. Chang Liu use genomics to study medicinal plants at the Beijing Medicinal Gardens?

<p>To analyze the chemical composition of medicinal plants.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What historical work is referred to as the 'Chinese pharmacopeia' in ancient China?

<p>'Ben Cao Gang Mu'</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the significance of Shen Nong's actions mentioned in the text?

<p>He conducted the first personal trials on medicinal plants</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is the book 'The Prescription for Emergency disease' mentioned in the text?

<p>It has a connection to modern drug discovery</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is IMPLAD's role in the medicinal plant industry as highlighted in the text?

<p>Preserving and utilizing medicinal plant resources</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is the extinction of Ren Shen mentioned as a problem in the text?

<p>It affects the availability of a key medicinal herb</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why do morphologically similar plants with different chemical compositions pose a problem in product manufacturing according to the text?

<p>They result in inconsistencies in product quality</p> Signup and view all the answers

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