designer-drug

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designer drug definition


A drug that is manufactured to target a specific molecule in the body, for example, to treat a specific disease or condition.

Note: Some believe that these drugs are the future of the pharmaceutical industry, in that a drug will be tailored to an individual's unique genome.
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