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Volume 85, Issue 8


Glossary of terms used in medicinal chemistry. Part II (IUPAC Recommendations 2013)

Derek R. Buckle / Paul W. Erhardt
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/ C. Robin Ganellin
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/ Toshi Kobayashi
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/ Thomas J. Perun / John Proudfoot
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/ Joerg Senn-Bilfinger
Published Online: 2013-07-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1351/PAC-REC-12-11-23

The evolution that has taken place in medicinal chemistry practice as a result of major advances in genomics and molecular biology arising from the Human Genome Project has carried with it an extensive additional working vocabulary that has become both integrated and essential terminology for the medicinal chemist. Some of this augmented terminology has been adopted from the many related and interlocked scientific disciplines with which the modern medicinal chemist must be conversant, but many other terms have been introduced to define new concepts and ideas as they have arisen. In this supplementary Glossary, we have attempted to collate and define many of the additional terms that are now considered to be essential components of the medicinal chemist’s expanded repertoire.

Keywords: glossary; IUPAC Chemistry and Human Health Division; medicinal chemistry; terminology

Project Year: 2008, Project Code: 2008-010-1-700


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Published Online: 2013-07-29

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Citation Information: Pure and Applied Chemistry, Volume 85, Issue 8, Pages 1725–1758, ISSN (Online) 1365-3075, ISSN (Print) 0033-4545, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1351/PAC-REC-12-11-23.

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