Origin & Development of Common Drugs & Medicines


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Drugs are derived from everything EXCEPT which of the following?

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1. Antibiotics are drugs that cure bacterial infections and are derived from _____.

2. Which of the following drugs is made from chemicals in a laboratory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz will bring to light what you know about how medicines and drugs are produced. For the quiz you'll be covering study areas like the derivatives of drugs and how antibiotics are made.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about these topics:

  • A drug that is made in a laboratory with certain substances
  • The sources of morphine and THC
  • What many modern drugs are derived from

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on discovering medicines and drugs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a certain drug made in a lab with various substances
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how drugs and medicines are made and what they're derived from

Additional Learning

Consider the lesson called Origin & Development of Common Drugs & Medicine for more on the following topics:

  • Where people acquire drugs
  • What medicines can be used for
  • What are antibiotics
  • Various types of narcotics and illegal drugs
  • The discovery of antibiotics and their uses
  • How chemical-based drugs have changed our lives