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afreen 00
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Respected Sir,
I have been assigned for a research study project on 'DRUG EXTRACTED BY ANIMALS' and i need complete basic and advance  informations related to this topic...or the list of names of atleast 20 drugs with their animal origins..
kindly help me out..!
 Urgent reply is required..due to shortage of time..!
Thanking You,

pankaj patel
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  The American Society of

  The American Society of Pharmacognosy defines pharmacognosy as "the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, drug substances or potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources.

zoopharmacognosy, the process by which animals self-medicate, by selecting and using plants, soils, and insects to treat and prevent disease.
marine pharmacognosy, the study of chemicals derived from marine organisms.

Red deer, have for centuries been farmed for their antlers, which are used to treat impotence and general fatigue. It is commonly believed in China that the bile from a wild bear is the most potent.

However, the risk of infection with transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) from the use of animal-derived substances in drug manufacturing was assessed