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Since its birth in Singapore in 2001, International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation Asia Pacific Regional Office (IPSF APRO) endeavouras to represent pharmacy students across the Asia Pacific in over 10 countries. Our purpose is to support and advance the aims and objectives of the Federation at the regional level.


Across 1. Substances used to speed up a reaction without changing or influencing the reaction 6. An enzyme that has an important role in controlling blood sugar levels 9. An involuntary response to a stimulus 10. A substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease or as a component of a medication 11. Compounds that help regulate the immune system 12. An agent that inhibits bacterial growth or kills bacteria 14. This opioid patch should never be used on opioid naive patients 16. A disaccharide formed from two units of glucose joined with an alpha-bond 19. Pain and stiffness in the joints, usually affecting elderly patients 20. A “SSRI” is an? 21. A compound that is prepared by the fermentation of carbohydrates with Bacillus acidi lacti or related microorganisms 24. Used as mild analgesic to relieve headache and general aches. 25. The metabolic pathways that convert glucose C6H12O6, into pyruvate, CH3COCOO- + H+ 26. An abnormal condition that affects the body of an organism

Down 2. Caffeine is a ........ for central nervous system 3. Person who dispenses medicine in hospital 4. The branch of pharmacology concerned with the absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs 5. Antibacterial used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis in the eye 7. The manipulation of an organism’s genome using biotechnology 8. The task given to pharmacists to educate patients on new drugs and other problems 13. An aged person 15. A disease that occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down overtime 17. The body system involved with breathing 18. The disease caused by Plasmodium species 23. What does the Latin word signa means?

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Crossword puzzles are said to be the most popular word games in the world. Now we’ve incorporated crossword puzzles with pharmacy education. Let’s try to do it together!


APRO Newsletter, Issue No. 11  

APRO Newsletter February 2014 Issue No.11

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