The DrugBank database is a unique bioinformatics and cheminformatics resource that combines detailed drug data with comprehensive drug target information.
The latest release of DrugBank (version 5.1.1, released 2018-07-03) contains 11,912 drug entries including 2,538 approved small molecule drugs, 1,185 approved biotech (protein/peptide) drugs, 129 nutraceuticals and over 5,761 experimental drugs. Additionally, 5,133 non-redundant protein (i.e. drug target/enzyme/transporter/carrier) sequences are linked to these drug entries. Each DrugCard entry contains more than 200 data fields with half of the information being devoted to drug/chemical data and the other half devoted to drug target or protein data.
- AcetaminophenFor temporary relief of fever, minor aches, and pains.
- Acetylsalicylic acidFor use in the temporary relief of various forms of pain, inflammation associated with various conditions (including rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis), and...
- SalbutamolFor symptomatic relief and prevention of bronchospasm due to bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, and other chronic bronchopulmonary disorders such as COPD.
- MetforminFor use as an adjunct to diet and exercise in adult patients (18 years and older) with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Metformin may also be used for the management of...
- MorphineFor the relief and treatment of severe pain.
Ketamine is an NMDA receptor antagonist with a potent anesthetic effect.It was developed in 1963 as a replacement for phencyclidine (PCP) by Calvin Stevens at Parke Davis Laboratories. It started being used for veterinary purposes in Belgium and in 1964 was proven that compared to PCP, it produced minor hallucinogenic effects and shorter psychotomimetic effects. It was FDA approved in 1970, and from there, it has been used as an anesthetic for children or patients undergoing minor surgeries but mainly for veterinary purposes.
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