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Química Nova

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Abstract

YUNES, Rosendo A.; PEDROSA, Rozangela Curi  and  CECHINEL FILHO, Valdir. Pharmaceutics and phytotherapics: the need for development of the industry of phytopharmaceutics and phytotherapics in Brazil. Quím. Nova [online]. 2001, vol.24, n.1, pp.147-152. ISSN 0100-4042.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422001000100025.

We discuss briefly the development and the present status of medicinal chemistry. In this context, we consider the therapeutic possibilities of the phytotherapy. On the basis of this analysis, the development of the phytopharmaceutical industry in Brazil is shown to be of essential importance for both the university and the Country due to the human and technological resources involved.

Keywords : medicinal chemistry; pharmaceutics; phytotherapics.

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