Glossary

Explanation of terms used by DrugBank

Drug active moiety

Synonyms:
Active moiety, Drug moiety, Moieties, Moiety

This concept refers to the characteristic part of the active ingredient; excluding the appended portions of the molecule such as [esters], salts or non-covalent derivatives; that presents the physiological and pharmacological actions correspondent to the drug.1

References:

  1. FDA regulations [Link]