Medication and Nutrition

This Module contains two chapters that are relevant to everyone’s lives. Organic chemistry is the chemistry that pharmaceuticals are rooted in. Biochemistry is the science behind nutrition and how our bodies function. For this Discussion Board, you’ll need to consider both chapters.

(1) Think of (or find) a medication you have taken or otherwise know about. Research that medication and report the following:
a. Trade Name of medication
b. Generic Name
c. CAS Number
d. What is it used for?
e. Upload the structure of the molecule and attach.
f. Identify the common functional groups on your molecule.
g. On what part of the body, system in the body or receptors in the body does this medication act on?
h. If your medication’s description uses buzz words like “antihistamine”, “dopamine reuptake inhibitor” or “beta blocker” etc. please describe what these words mean.
i. Reference your sources

(2) We all require a particular combination of nutrients to fuel our activities. Whether we run 10 miles, climb rock faces or sit at a desk all day, we still require fuel for our bodies to function. Consider what you do in a day or weekend and report the following:
a. Activity in a day (or weekend)
b. Calories required to fuel that/those activity(s) (include your basal metabolic rate from a source like: http://health.discovery.com/centers/heart/basal/basal.html)
c. What is the ideal mix of carbohydrates/protein/fat for this/these activity(s)?
d. Provide a menu for a day that meets the ideal mix indicated in (c) as well as the calories reported in (b).
e. Compare your findings in (d) with what you currently consume in a day when you partake of this/those activity(s). How does (e) compare to (d)?
Include your sources of information


Medication and Nutrition
This Module contains two chapters that are relevant to everyone’s lives. Organic chemistry is the chemistry that
pharmaceuticals are rooted in. Biochemistry is the science behind nutrition and how our bodies function. For this
Discussion Board, you’ll need to consider both chapters.

(1)

Think of (or find) a medication you have taken or otherwise know about. Research that medication and report

the following:
a.

Trade Name of medication

b.

Generic Name

c.

CAS Number

d.

What is it used for?

e.

Upload the structure of the molecule and attach.

f.

Identify the common functional groups on your molecule.

g.

On what part of the body, system in the body or receptors in the body does this medication act on?

h.

If your medication’s description uses buzz words like “antihistamine”, “dopamine reuptake inhibitor” or “beta

blocker” etc. please describe what these words mean.
i.

Reference your sources

(2)

We all require a particular combination of nutrients to fuel our activities. Whether we run 10 miles, climb rock

faces or sit at a desk all day, we still require fuel for our bodies to function. Consider what you do in a day or weekend
and report the following:
a.

Activity in a day (or weekend)

b.

Calories required to fuel that/those activity(s) (include your basal metabolic rate from a source like:

http://health.discovery.com/centers/heart/basal/basal.html)

c.

What is the ideal mix of carbohydrates/protein/fat for this/these activity(s)?

d.

Provide a menu for a day that meets the ideal mix indicated in (c) as well as the calories reported in (b).

e.

Compare your findings in (d) with what you currently consume in a day when you partake of this/those

activity(s). How does (e) compare to (d)?
Include your sources of information