Term used to define a pharmaceutical, having a activity center containing a metal. Platinum (cisplatin, carboplatin) and gold (Auranofin) compounds are well-known in cancer therapy whereas some other gold compounds (aurithiomalate, aurothioglucose) are important antiarthritic drugs. A wide range of Tc compounds (e.g. Tc-labelled antibodies, Tc-mercaptoacetyl glycine complex) are used for diagnostic imaging of renal, cardiac and cerebral functions and of various forms of cancer. Gadolinium (III) polyaminopolycarboxylic crown complexes are widely used as contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging.

The term "metallodrugs" was found in the following pages:

Link database: Italy: Interdepartmental Research Center “Role of Metal Ions in Biomedical Sciences - BIOMÉTION”
Gadolinium-based contrast agents induce gadolinium deposits in cerebral vessel walls | EVISA's News
Link database: NL: Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy (GRIP)
Chemical speciation as a discipline in Analytical Chemistry – Definitions
Chemical speciation analysis for life science | EVISA's News
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Link database: Hong Kong: Open Laboratory of Chemical Biology: C.-M. Che (HKU)
Incorporation of rare earth elements in the shell of freshwater mussels as an indicator for their bioavailability from polluted river water | EVISA's News
Link database: Australia: University of Sydney: Group of Peter A. Lay
Copper molecule shows promise in fighting against cancer | EVISA's News
Speciation analysis of Gadolinium-based contrast agents using hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography hyphenated with inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry by avoiding organic solvents | EVISA's News
Directory of scientists: Jürgen Gailer
Special issue on "Advances in speciation techniques and methodology" available | EVISA's News
Non-chromatographic separation techniques for speciation analysis | EVISA's News
Detection of Gd-based contrast agent in the skin of a patient eight years after administration | EVISA's News
The behavior of Gd-based contrast agents during wastewater treatment | EVISA's News
Impressions from the 5th Metallomics Symposium | EVISA's News
Link database: USA: Ohio State University: Cowan Group
Books and Special Issues on Elemental Speciation (published since 2011) | EVISA's News
All about Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences | EVISA's News