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Rational drug design, also sometimes referred to simply as rational design or as drug design, is the process by which a major part of a drug is designed with a particular “biological target” in mind; a biological target is a particular construct or piece of a system naturally occurring within any organism, although in this case it generally refers to a section of a system within a human body (or at least within a mammal upon which drugs for humans may be tested). It is used widely in pharmaceutical and biochemical processes today, and it is growing within the field because of the constant discovery of new information about the topic and because of the growing amount of help in the process that computers ...

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