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


  • 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.


  • Buckle, Derek R.
  • Erhardt, Paul W
  • Ganellin, C. Robin
  • Kobayashi, Toshi
  • Perun, Thomas J.
  • Proudfoot, John
  • Senn-Bilfinger, Joerg

publication date

  • 2013

published in

number of pages

  • 33

start page

  • 1725

end page

  • 1758


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