Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) Classification System

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Sythetically made drugs in the lab:
By extracting the active site ingredient from a plant, replicating it’s structure in the lab and mass producing it, more and more drugs can be developed and produced at a faster pace. The active ingredient in a drug is the main ingredient that is used in medication to kill pain.
Pharmaceutical proteins are fast growing drugs for the treatment of disease. New and growing technologies are making proteins easier to produce. Drugs produced in labs can have dosage forms changed quickly i.e. how the drug is delivered. For example, tablet or capsule form.
6.2.1 and 6.2.2
An antibiotic in the penicillin group of drugs helps fight bacteria in the body. It is used to treat various types of bacterial infections such as ear infections. Penicillin works by preventing bacteria from forming new cell walls.
Penicillin was first discovered accidently in 1928 by a Scottish scientist named
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Drugs can have more than one drug depending on what that drug is used for. Drugs can have more than one ATC code as each fifth level code represents a pharmaceutically used substance in a single dose.
Drugs are classified into groups of five different levels. The first level of the code includes fourteen anatomical main groups which consist of one letter eg. N = Nervous System. The second level of the code is sectioned into pharmacological or therapeutic sub groups and includes two digits. The third level adds one letter each and indicates the therapeutic/ pharmacological subgroup. The forth group designates the chemical/therapeutic/pharmaceutical subgroup and consists of one letter. The fifth and final level of the code indicates the chemical substance along with including the last two

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