STATEMENT OF CLASS SUBJECT MATTER
This class includes the following subject matter, not providedfor elsewhere, when a utility set forth below is either (a) claimedor (b) solely disclosed.
A. DRUG AND BIO-AFFECTING COMPOSITIONS which are generallycapable of:
1. Preventing, alleviating, treating, or curing abnormal andpathological conditions of the living body by such means as: (a)destroying a parasitic organism; (b) limiting the affect of thedisease or abnormality by chemically altering the physiology ofthe host or parasite.
2. Maintaining, increasing, decreasing, limiting, or destroyinga physiologic body function; e.g., vitamin compositions, sex sterilants,fertility inhibitors, growth promotors, etc.
3. Diagnosing a physiological condition or state by an invivo test; e.g., X-ray contrast, etc.
4. Controlling or protecting an environment or living bodyby attracting, disabling, inhibiting, killing, modifying, repellingor retarding an animal or micro-organism. For example: (a) Nonfoodbaits, attractants, and lures; (b) Biocides including antibioticsof undetermined structure; (c) Warfare gases such as lachrymators,sternutators, etc.; (d) Chemical pest repellents and adhesive trappingagents.
B. BODY TREATING COMPOSITIONS generally intended for deodorizing,protecting, adorning, or grooming a body; e.g., cosmetics, dentifrices,embalming fluids, etc.
C. FERMENTATES (e.g., antibiotics, etc.), PLANT AND ANIMALEXTRACTS, OR BODY FLUIDS OR MATERIAL CONTAINING PLANT OR ANIMAL CELLULARSTRUCTURE, PER SE, intended to be used for the purposes set forthin A and B above, and whose chemical structure is not sufficientlyknown to be classified elsewhere.
D. COMPOSITIONS OF THIS CLASS DEFINED IN TERMS OF SPECIFICSTRUCTURE; E.G., LAYERED TABLET, CAPSULE, ETC.
The lines generally prevailing between the composition classesand the article classes are applicable to Class 424, unless otherwiseindicated, with the exception that Class 424 provides for a composition,per se, defined in terms of specific structure having a utilityfor Class 424 (see subclasses 400+).
E. PROCESSES OF USING the subject matter of the Class Definition,A through C above, and in Lines With Other Classes or Within ThisClass, Compositions Of This Class Defined In Terms Of Specific Structure;e.g., Layered Tablet, Capsule, Etc., A, above, or compounds, perse, for the purposes set forth in A and B of the Class Definition(See References to Other Classes, below, for those classes thatthat concern "processes." Note particularly theSearch Notes for Use Processes involving Class 424 subject matterclassified elsewhere.)
F. PROCESSES OF PREPARING subject matter of the Class Definition,A through C, and of Lines With Other Classes and Within This Class,Compositions Of This Class Defined In Terms Of Specific Structure;e.g., Layered Tablet, Capsule, Etc., part A.
G. ADJUVANT OR CARRIER COMPOSITIONS, PER SE, for perfectingcompositions for this class.
(1)Note. This class is the generic home for compositions fortreating a living body and for controlling a pest.
(2)Note. The terms "mere use" or "mere application" asemployed in the definitions of Class 424 and the search notes inother classes which refer to Class 424 are defined to encompassonly a single step process and include expressions such as applying,contacting, dipping, spraying, injecting, combusting, administeringorally, etc., recited either along or with recitations such as dosageamount or the treatment of a specific environment, organism, orbody part. Examples of expressions considered mere use or mere applicationare "injecting 3 cc. of compound x into a vein" and "burning 20grams of a sulfur fumigant in a room".