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1

What are genetic disorders?

An inherited medical condition caused by a DNA abnormality.

2

What are autoimmune diseases?

An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body.

3

What is a multicasual disease?

A condition in which bodily function is interfered with or damaged, resulting in characteristic signs and symptoms

4

What are drugs?

A drug is any substance that causes a change in an organism's physiology or psychology when consumed.

5

What is Tamiflu?

An antiviral drug. It works by attacking the flu virus to keep it from multiplying in your body and by reducing the symptoms of the flu. Particulary swine flu.

6

What are antiviral drugs?

Antiviral drugs are a class of medication used for treating viral infections.

7

Who is sir alexander fleming?

Scottish bacteriologist best known for his discovery of penicillin.

8

What are two ways you can approach drug discovery?

Using a mechanism based approach or a physiology based approach.