Medicinal Chemistry: Definition & Research


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Which of the following is a job that a medicinal chemist would most likely undertake?

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1. Why is medicinal chemistry an important field in science?

2. Which of the following research topics might you see listed in a medicinal chemistry journal?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet is made up of questions on medicinal chemistry, testing your knowledge of its research, components, application, and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet you'll be prompted to answer questions on:

  • An example of a job that a medicinal chemist would likely undertake
  • Why medicinal chemistry is an important scientific field
  • Research topics included in medicinal chemistry journals
  • The natural substance that likely plays a crucial role in medicinal chemistry
  • What synthesis means

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of medicinal chemistry to identify a job that a medicinal chemist would likely perform
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define synthesis
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you've drawn important information from the lesson on the significance of medicinal chemistry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what natural substance likely plays a part in medicinal chemistry

Additional Learning

To learn more about this scientific field, you can review with the accompanying lesson, Medicinal Chemistry: Definition & Research. This lesson involves the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the connection between drugs and medicinal chemistry
  • Know the two scientific fields that comprise medicinal chemistry
  • Learn information about the career of a medicinal chemist