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MEDC 533. Pharmacognosy. 2 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture hours. 2 credits. Designed to introduce the basic concepts of pharmacognosy that apply to crude drugs and semipurified and purified natural products that are typically available in pharmacies. The regulation of herbal products and evaluation of the purity and biovailability of alternative and complementary medicines will be discussed.