NAV

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]