A general term used to describe pharmaceutical R&D using biology and biological methods and materials to discover and develop new medicines. Biological molecules are large compared with chemical molecules.
A business improvement methodology.
Leukotriene Receptor Antagonist
A non-steroidal asthma medication taken over the long term and shown to reduce use of inhalers etc. and may also allow the asthmatic to reduce high doses of inhaled steroids.
A drug that mimics the effect of LHRH.
London Interbank Bid Rate.
London Interbank Offered Rate.
A new formulation, indication or presentation of a product that is already approved.
Another word for “fat”. Lipids are one of the main constituents of plant and animal cells.
Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C)
Cholesterol that is carried in the blood by LDL, sometimes referred to as ‘bad’ cholesterol.
London Stock Exchange plc.
Luteinising Hormone-Releasing Hormone (LHRH)
A naturally occurring hormone that controls sex hormones in both men and women.
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