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Molecular Do we need to know the chemical structure of compounds?

Heyz all,

I was wondering if we should know the chemical structures of (drugs, neurotransmitters, enzymes, etc...) and all those stuff related to biochemistry or pharmacology..

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No, I don't think you should.
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I think it would be extremely difficult to invent clinical oriented questions from chemical structures. I am not going to memorize chemical structures. unless someone has better knowledge?
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stay away from structures. waste of time.
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Stop Very low yield

The chemical structure of compounds have been very very rarely tested in the past.
High yield structures include the Nucleotide skeleton and some of the amino acids.
I suggest that you leave this out. Because you are going to spend lots of time trying to memorize them yet it's a very low yield topic.
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The chemical structure of compounds have been very very rarely tested in the past.
High yield structures include the Nucleotide skeleton and some of the amino acids.
I suggest that you leave this out. Because you are going to spend lots of time trying to memorize them yet it's a very low yield topic.
Thanks a lot Sabio
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