Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 5e (Turley)
Chapter 2 Drug Design, Testing, Manufacturing, and Marketing
2.1 Multiple-Choice Questions
1) Which name accurately describes the molecular structure of a drug and distinguishes it from
all other drugs?
A) brand name
B) chemical name
C) generic name
D) trade name
Explanation: A) The brand name does not to describe molecular structure.
C) The generic name does not describe molecular structure.
D) The trade name does not describe molecular structure.
2) In the distant past, without the use of computers, designing a new drug was ________.
A) a quick process, done by just repositioning molecules
B) a slow process of trial and error
C) not done, because drug companies didn’t know about molecular structures
D) easy to do, by using models of wood and wire
Explanation: A) Without the use of computers, designing a new drug was not a quick process.
C) Even before computers, drug companies knew about molecular structures.
D) There was only one way that was known.
3) Using computers to design new drugs involves ________, which is the study of the chemical
structures of drugs and their actions at the molecular level within a cell.
B) molecular pharmacology
D) recombinant DNA technology
Explanation: A) Genetics is the basis for gene therapy, not designing new drugs at the molecular
C) Pharmacodynamics has to do with drug effects based on time and dose; it does not involve
D) Recombinant DNA technology uses enzymes in test tubes, not computers, to create new