EE Chapter 24 Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology of Autonomic Nervous System Drugs. Q&A (1 OF 45) Sample Questions
1. What chemical reaction converts pseudoephedrine to crystal meth?
- A. Hydroxylation
- B. Dehydroxylation
- C. Hydrolysis
- D. Methylation
- E. Glucuronidation
Medicinal chemistry covers largely the synthesis and metabolism of drugs. The terms used to name the synthetic or metabolic process contain the functional group involved (added or removed). As in other chapters, the terms make use of affixes to denote the addition or removal of a functional group. In light of the question above, the answer DEHYDROXYLATION means that a Hydroxyl group is removed. The prefix De- is attached to Hydroxylation to conveniently emphasize this.