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date: 22 May 2024

marine pharmaceuticals 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
Author(s):
M. V. AngelM. V. Angel

are chemical substances derived from marine organisms that are effective in various types of medical treatment and research. To date most pharmaceuticals have been derived from terrestrial organisms, but with twice as many animal phyla in the oceans as on land, as well as a plethora of different micro-organisms, the chances of finding novel natural compounds useful for biomedical purposes are high. In the sea, ... ...

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