Prostaglandins

Synopsis
Pharmaceutical chemists have to understand what normally happens in the body, work out the patient’s chemical problems, and thentry and solve them by administering a drug. Scientists at Glaxo took a series of naturally occurring compounds from the body, worked out what they did and then made compounds which inhibited the effects of the natural chemical. Through all their years of research they found one which demonstrated an ability to prevent strikes and heart disease and this is the one which they decided to manufacture as a drug. Looks in detail at how it was synthesised in the laboratory.
Series
Organic Chemistry: A Synthesis Approach, Course S344
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1989
Availability
Out of distribution
Documentation
Accompanying study unit.
Subjects
Chemistry; Medical sciences
Keywords
cardiovascular diseases; organic chemistry; pharmaceuticals; prostaglandins

Credits

Producer
Nick Watson

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Year
2011

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2011

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BBC Open University Productions

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