Definition, Designing Technology and Mechanism  Antisense drugs are drugs that seek to block DNA transcription or RNA translation in order to moderate many disease processes. Antisense drugs consist of nucleotides…

The amendment was a response to the Thalidomide tragedy, in which thousands of children were born with birth defects as a result of their mothers taking thalidomide for morning sickness…

Spirits are alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solutions of volatile substances. Generally, the alcoholic concentration of spirits is rather high, usually over 60%. Because of the greater solubility of aromatic or volatile substances…

Liniments are alcoholic or oleaginous solutions or emulsions of various medicinal substances intended to be rubbed on the skin. Liniments with an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic vehicle are useful when rubefacient, counterirritant,…

[Syn. clinical investigation, clinical study] any systematic and carefully designed study on medicinal products in human subjects whether in patients or non-patient volunteers; the aim of a clinical trial is…

Unlike generic medicines where the active ingredients are identical, biosimilars – by definition – are not likely to be identical to the originator biologic. They are similar, but not the…

Oral dissolving film is a new drug delivery system for oral delivery of drug. It has gained popularity due to its availability in various size and shape. The concept of…

A radiopharmaceutical is a radioactive pharmaceutical agent that is used for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. For a product to be classified as a radiopharmaceutical agent safe for human use, the…

Microencapsulation is a process of encapsulating microscopic drug particles with a special coating material, therefore making the drug particles more desirable in terms of physical and chemical characteristics.