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rationale behind racemic epinephrine

Discussion in 'Step II' started by amestramgram, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. amestramgram

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    Hi, why is epinephrine sold in the racemic mixture? Is it because of cost, or because L-epinephrine would have too powerful of an effect, or because of something else?

    thanks
     
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  3. OveractiveBrain

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    You don't need to know that for step 2.
     
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    It would make for an interesting MCAT passage though. :D
     
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    As my Step 1 Kaplan teacher used to say "Big picture, man..always look at the big picture!".
     

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