The exploration of natural sources for novel bioactive compounds has been an emerging field
ofin medicine over the past decades, providing drugs or lead (isn't lead poisonous?) compounds ofconsiderable therapeutic potential. Mushrooms have been valued as traditional sources of natural bioactive compounds for many centuries and have been targetedrecognized/acknowledged as promising therapeutic agents. Many novel biologically active compounds have been reportedidentified as a result of research on medicinal mushrooms.
Novel means new and unusual. Is that what it is supposed to mean when referring to bioactive compounds?
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