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ready Functional Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Abbreviation: FTC

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The Functional Therapeutic Chemical Classification System (FTC) defines over 20,000 mechanisms and modes of action for approved drugs. The resource abstracts away from the traditional chemical structure-based approach and focuses solely on the mode of action of drugs. The classification sorts therapeutic agents based on their function in the human body. Please note that this resource is no longer actively maintained (source:

How to cite this record FTC; Functional Therapeutic Chemical Classification System; DOI:; Last edited: Oct. 5, 2020, 4:37 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 24 2022 11:39 a.m.

Publication for citation  The functional therapeutic chemical classification system. Croset S,Overington JP,Rebholz-Schuhmann D; Bioinformatics ; 2013; 10.1093/bioinformatics/btt628;

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Record updated: Oct. 5, 2020, 4:37 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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The functional therapeutic chemical classification system.

Croset S,Overington JP,Rebholz-Schuhmann D
Bioinformatics 2013

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