Pyridine in Medicine: Uses & Synthesis


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Pyridine is made from (at least in part):

I. Sulfonamides

II. Acetaldehyde

III. Ammonia

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1. Esomeprazole is a medication made in part from pyridine that helps to treat:

2. If you were a doctor, you'd prescribe Loratadine (a pyridine containing medication) to help treat:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set let you test your knowledge of the medical uses of pyridine. You will need to explain the purpose of different drugs made using pyridine.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to see if you remember:

  • The disease treated by sulfapyridine
  • Common uses for different drugs created using pyridine
  • The chemical components of pyridine

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the purpose of the drug Loratadine
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the chemical components that help make up pyridine
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about pyridine containing medications that can be used to treat different diseases

Additional Learning

If you would like to get a better understanding of this pharmaceutical precursor, read the lesson titled Pyridine in Medicine: Uses & Synthesis. This lesson explores:

  • Nonmedical uses for pyridine
  • Brand names for different pyridine drugs
  • The purpose of a catalyst