mechanism of action

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mechanism of action

(1) The manner in which a therapeutic agent acts, which includes blocking of receptors, enzymes, stimulating hormone production, etc. 
(2) The physiologic or biochemical processes within the body that are affected by a drug’s action, producing a given response.

mechanism of action

The means by which a drug exerts its effects on cells or tissues. It may have specific binding sites, receptor activation, enzymatic activity, or solubility.
See also: mechanism
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While this chapter provides a valuable reference for finding information related to structure and physical and chemical properties of specific active ingredients, it lacks a general description of insecticide mode of action. This topic is covered in Chapter 7 and is organized by specific target sites.
The transfer of the combination product to CDRH reflects FDA's determination that the primary mode of action is that of the device which s used to keep intravascular catheters open and prevent blood from clotting.
"It's a very interesting mode of action for a small molecule to bind to one protein and augment its ability to act with another," says pharmacologist Elliott Ross of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
(1) In a review of newspaper coverage that mentioned both emergency contraception and medical abortion between 1992 and 2002, researchers found at least one inaccuracy in 45% of the 1,077 articles sampled: Nearly one-third inaccurately differentiated emergency contraception's and medical abortion's mode of action, and about one in 10 used terms that blurred the distinction.
The main focus of the guidelines is the use of mode of action to assess potential carcinogens.
Roger Harrison, head of BTG's Oncology Business Unit, said, "The laboratory data on these compounds is impressive and suggests an exciting new mode of action. Given confirmation of these data, our aim will be to seek early proof-of-concept before licensing on to a pharmaceutical company partner.
The fruit contains the insect controlling properties .The mode of action is on the stomach where it disrupts feeding.
Their unique mode of action mad their specificity to fungal cell walls result in minimal toxicity to mammalian cells.
(Research Triangle Park, NC), a biotechnology company, announced its researchers have successfully used global nutritional profiling techniques to discover the function of genes and chemical mode of action in filamentous fungi.
Cekol is a multifunctional hydrocolloid featuring important properties that make it useful in formulations through its mode of action. Its wide range of viscosities help in meeting the stringent processing conditions of frozen and fried products.
An argument ensues in which the soldiers insist that their mode of action is the most humane.
Other lectures include the mode of action and pharmacology of a Petasites hybridus extract and the therapy of disorders in menopause with Cimicifuga racemosa.