Functional Analog

Functional Analog

Functional analogs (functional analogues), are compounds that have similar physical, chemical, biochemical, or pharmacological properties. An example of a functional analog (and structural analog) is morphine and heroin. Functional analogs are not necessarily also structural analogs with a similar chemical structure. Examples are classes of drugs that have a similar mechanism of action.

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