druglikeness


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druglikeness

The structural or functional similarity of a chemical to a known therapeutic agent. It includes several components, including the size and shape of the molecule, its ability to bind hydrogen, or its ability to be taken up by lipids or water.
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The filters used by Pyxis Discovery were designed to differentiate between druglikeness and leadlikeness, the latter being the most preferable in ongoing drug discovery programs.