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lead compound 


pronounced, LEE’d  A peptide, biomolecule, chemical or other agent with pharmacological or biochemical properties which suggest that it may have therapeutic potential and value as a starting point for drug development. 

Lead compounds are identified by a sponsor and become the focus of drug development research. 

Reference www.mcg.edu/research/octc/hac/glossary.pdf  

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