Glossary

Explanation of terms used by DrugBank

Metabolite


In DrugBank, a metabolite refers to a substance resulting from the break down of a drug, or chemical (also known as a metabolic reaction). The metabolite can be pharmacologically active or inactive.

Each metabolite in DrugBank is associated with a unique identifier that starts with “DBMET” followed by 5 digits. For example the code for Acetaminophen cystein is DBMET00789.