# Ligand Efficiency Indices for Drug Discovery

- Author : Celerino Abad-Zapatero
- Publsiher : Academic Press
- Release : 22 January 2013
- ISBN : 9780124046825
- Page : 178 pages
- Rating : 4/5 from 21 voters

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