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Drug Design

"Drug Design" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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The molecular designing of drugs for specific purposes (such as DNA-binding, enzyme inhibition, anti-cancer efficacy, etc.) based on knowledge of molecular properties such as activity of functional groups, molecular geometry, and electronic structure, and also on information cataloged on analogous molecules. Drug design is generally computer-assisted molecular modeling and does not include pharmacokinetics, dosage analysis, or drug administration analysis.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Drug Design" by people in this website by year, and whether "Drug Design" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 33 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2012 and 2013
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