mechanism of action definition

  • noun:
    • The mechanism{2} wherein a pharmacologically active compound produces an effect on a full time income organism or in a biochemical system. The system of activity is generally considered to add an identification of this particular molecular goals to which a pharmacologically active compound binds or whose biochemical action it affects; a broad recognition of broad biochemical paths (such DNA synthesis, protein synthesis, cholesterol synthesis) which are inhibited or suffering from a substance is termed its mode of activity.

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