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The other route is the chiral vortical symmetry, which requires that the plasma be rotating.
Today, pharmaceutical companies work harder to separate the active and inactive forms of molecules, and the Food and Drug Administration issued rules to crack down on many chiral drugs in the 1990s.
A primary inspiration was found in chemistry and chiral molecules, identically mirrored structures with different purposes.
The drug also contained a chiral molecule that caused disastrous side effects in many babies.
Think of chiral molecules as being like a pair of gloves.
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medical Definition of chiral
- chiral molecules
- In discussions of chiral drugs, thalidomide is sometimes cited as a prime example of a drug that differs strikingly in the properties of its two enantiomers.
- —Stephen C. Stinson, Chemical & Engineering News, 19 Sept. 1994
chiralityplay \kī-ˈral-ət-ē\ noun, plural -ties
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