Cooperative Patent Classification


CPC Definition - Subclass A61P

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SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS OR MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS
Definition statement

This place covers:

Therapeutic activity of chemical compounds or medicinal preparations.

Relationships with other classification places

For medicinal, dental or cosmetic preparations to be appropriate for this subclass, it must also be appropriate for one of the following: subclasses A61K or C12N, or classes C01, C07, and C08.

A61Q covers the specific use of cosmetic or similar toilet preparations that are already classified as such in main group A61K 8/00.

There is no classification in C01, C07, C08, and C12N as additional information in CPC if the chemical structure, compound, mixture or composition or any individual ingredient of a mixture or composition is known and classification is made in both subclass A61K and subclass A61P as invention information.

References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Preparations brought into direct contact with the skin for affording protection against external influences, e.g. sunlight, X-rays or other harmful rays, corrosive materials, bacteria or insect stings

Special rules of classification

In this subclass, all of the different therapeutic activities stated in the claims and also significantly disclosed as examples in the disclosure are classified in all appropriate places.

The classification symbols of this subclass are not listed first when assigned to patent documents.

Glossary of terms

In this place, the following terms or expressions are used with the meaning indicated:

Drug(s)

Includes chemical compounds or compositions with therapeutic activity, i.e. having the ability to cause a physiological, pharmacological or biological effect.

Drugs for disorders of the alimentary tract or the digestive system
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used to treat disorders of the alimentary tract or the digestive system.

Drugs for disorders of the metabolism (of the blood or the extracellular fluid A61P 7/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used to treat metabolic disorders.

Drugs for disorders of the endocrine system
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used to treat disorders of the endocrine system.

Drugs for disorders of the blood or the extracellular fluid
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used to treat disorders of the blood or the extracellular fluid.

Drugs for disorders of the cardiovascular system
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used to treat disorders of the cardiovascular system.

Drugs for disorders of the respiratory system
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used to treat disorders of the respiratory system.

Drugs for disorders of the urinary system
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used to treat disorders of the urinary system.

Drugs for genital or sexual disorders (for disorders of sex hormones A61P 5/24); Contraceptives
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used to treat genital or sexual disorders. This group also covers contraceptives.

Drugs for dermatological disorders
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used to treat dermatological disorders.

Drugs for skeletal disorders
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used to treat skeletal disorders.

Drugs for disorders of the muscular or neuromuscular system
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used to treat disorders of the muscular or neuromuscular system.

Anaesthetics
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having anaesthetic activity.

Drugs for disorders of the nervous system
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used to treat disorders of the nervous system.

Drugs for disorders of the senses
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used to treat disorders of the senses.

Non-central analgesic, antipyretic or anti-inflammatory agents, e.g antirheumatic agents; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having non-central analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, or antirheumatic activity. This group also includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)

Antiinfectives, i.e. antibiotics, antiseptics, chemotherapeutics
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is anti-infective, antibiotic, or antiseptic. This group also covers chemotherapeutics.

Antiparasitic agents
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having antiparasitic activity.

Antineoplastic agents
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having antineoplastic activity.

Drugs for immunological or allergic disorders
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used to treat immunological or allergic disorders.

General protective or antinoxious agents
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having general protective or antinoxious activity.

Drugs used in surgical methods, e.g. surgery adjuvants for preventing adhesion or for vitreum substitution
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity wherein such activity is used in surgical processes.

Drugs for specific purposes, not provided for in groups A61P 1/00-A61P 41/00
Definition statement

This place covers:

Drugs, including chemical compounds, compositions, or medicinal preparations having therapeutic activity or purpose not provided for in groups A61P 1/00 - A61P 41/00.