Drug Toxicity, Interaction and Complexity

Artificial Intuition

In our past blog on the subject, we suggest that molecule complexity may be a proxy of its toxicity. In other words, a highly complex molecule can be more toxic because, on a molecular (atomic) dynamics level, it exhibits a more intricate and more articulate behaviour. We know from experience that high complexity is nearly always a source of vulnerability precisely because highly complex systems possess very many modes of behaviour, some of which may be non-intuitive and even risky. In effect, if you can get things done adopting a simpler solution, go for the simpler solution. It will cause less headaches. Even Ockham knew that.

“Anytime you take more than one medication, or even mix it with certain foods, beverages, or over-the-counter medicines, you are at risk of a drug interaction. Most drug interactions are not serious, but because a few are, it is important to understand the possible…

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