|Generally we consider drugs and medicines as same but there is difference between them. Which of the statements given below are correct regarding drugs and medicines?|
|1. Drugs are chemicals of high molecular masses.|
|2. Medicines interact with macromolecular targets and produce a non-therapeutic biological response.|
|3. If taken in doses higher than those recommended, most of the drugs used as medicines are potential poisons.|
|4. Drugs usually interact with biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.|
|Select the correct answer using the codes given below.|
A) 1 and 2
B) 3 and 4
C) 1, 2 and 4
D) All of these
Correct Answer: B
Solution :[b] A medicine is any substance that is designed to prevent or treat a diseases and drug is designed to produce specific reaction inside the body. Statement 1 is incorrect as the drugs are chemicals of low molecular masses \[(\sim 100-50n)\]These interact with macromolecular and produce biological response, so Statement 2 is also incorrect Statement 3 and Statement 4 are correct if drugs taker doses higher than those recommended are potential poisons and interact with biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.
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