• # question_answer 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

[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.