phytochemistry

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phytochemistry

[′fīd·ō‚kem·ə·strē]
(botany)
The study of the chemistry of plants, plant products, and processes taking place within plants.
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These shortcomings present a challenge for phytochemists, pharmacognosists, biochemists, phytopharmacologists and phytotherapists to make phytomedicine more rational and acceptable for therapy and ultimately, legislative acceptance.
It was not difficult at all to find a suitable successor because 1 knew so many of the phytochemists working in the field from my former research group in Munich.
It is a routine practice for phytochemists to examine and prepare extracts from medicinal plants keeping in view isolating the single chemical entity responsible for the therapeutic effect.
In preparing drafts, the ESCOP Scientific Committee incorporates the views, knowledge and experience from different EU nationalities and from different scientific and professional backgrounds, such as medical doctors, phytochemists, pharmacognosists, pharmacologists, toxicologists, pharmacists, botanists and regulatory affairs specialists.