Explanation of terms used by DrugBank


In DrugBank, we subcategorize the biotech drugs according to their intrinsic properties. Allergens are antigens that produces an abnormally intense immune response in which the immune system reacts to a harmless substance (allergy). Hence, the allergenic subcategory is represented by concentrates of the antigen used for the diagnosis or treatment of allergic reactions. 1


  1. FDA definitions [Link]