Glossary Term

Therapeutic Class

A therapeutic class refers to a categorization of pharmaceutical drugs based on their intended effect. Some examples of therapeutic classes are:

  • Antibacterials
  • Blood glucose regulators
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Sedatives
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Agents
  • Antipsychotics

Therapeutic class is contrasted with pharmacological class, which categorizes drugs based on similar operation or chemical composition.

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