Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

BIOL 2214: Anatomy & Physiology I - Carey Chaney, Instructor: Chemical Nature

This guide is specific to Professor Chaney's Anatomy & Physiology I drug research assignment.

What is Chemical Nature?

A drug's chemical nature can be described in writing or in a drawing that shows its chemical structure or formula. You should include the chemical classification (amine, steroid, gas, peptide, etc.) and list other characteristics of the chemical.

Drugs can be classified based on structure, use, and action. Try to locate all three (3) classifications.

The US Drug Enforcement Agency sets US drug schedules. Read this DEA information for a general explanation of the drug schedule.

Chemical Structure

zolpidem tartrate chemical structure

Reference
Zolpidem Tartrate 2D Structure. In: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Open Chemistry Database, CID=57487. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/57487. Accessed June 4, 2018.

Search Tips

Try searching:

  • name of the drug AND "chemical composition"
  • name of the drug AND "chemical formula"
  • name of drug AND "chemical structure"
  • name of the drug AND chem*

For example:

  • Search 1: acetaminophen AND "chemical composition"
  • Search 2: acetaminophen AND "chemical formula"
  • Search 3: acetaminophen AND "chemical structure"
  • Search 4: acetaminophen AND chem*

Chemical Nature

Scheduling Information

Open Access Manuals

Library Search Tools (Research Databases)

Google

If unable to find the chemical nature in any other sources, use Google, but limit to government information to ensure accuracy and credibility. Select "Images".

Limit by including this phrase: site:.gov [site colon dot gov]

  • name of the drug AND "chemical formula" site:.gov
  • name of drug AND "chemical structure" site:.gov

For example:

  • Search 1: acetaminophen AND "chemical composition" site:.gov
  • Search 2: acetaminophen AND "chemical formula" site:.gov

  • Burns Hall 1304
    1 College Drive, Bentonville, AR 72712
  • Call: 479-619-4244 | Text: 479-802-0570
  • About Us
  • Check us out on Facebook Watch us on YouTubeEmail Us