pro-drug


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pro-drug

a compound that, on administration, must undergo chemical conversion by metabolic processes before becoming an active pharmacological agent; a precursor of a drug.
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Modifying pro-drug risk factors in adolescents: Results from Project ALERT.
He added: "It is injected into the cancer cell or tumour, then we give the patient a pro-drug and it gets round the body until it meets the cancer, and that's where the enzyme comes into play.
A second SEM was examined to determine if the protective effect of Parenting Practices remained significant after including the effects of parenting on adolescent Drug Knowledge, Pro-Drug Attitudes and Peer Drug Norms.
On the pro-drug sites, by contrast, discussion is constant and users interact all the time.
a privately held biotechnology company, is developing orally bioavailable formulations of testosterone undecanoate, a pro-drug of testosterone, as the basis for testosterone replacement therapy in the treatment of adult male and adolescent hypogonadism.
BioSight is a private Israeli pharmaceutical development company founded in 2000, focus on development of chemotherapy pro-drugs with reduced toxicity, based on its proprietary S2DOT(TM) technology for chemotherapy pro-drug synthesis.
The improved enzyme can now be produced in far greater quantities in the tumour than previous versions, and is more efficient at converting the pro-drug into its active form.
Project ALERT celebrates outcomes such as these: "Anti-drug beliefs were significantly enhanced," among them "intentions not to use within the next six months," "beliefs that one can successfully resist pro-drug pressures," and "beliefs that drug use is harmful and has negative consequences.
Valcyte is the organ pro-drug of Roche's Cytovene (ganciclovir), the most widely prescribed anti-CMV medication in the world.
The technique works by infecting cancer cells with a genetically modified virus designed to activate a harmless drug, called a pro-drug.
But the singer, real name Joseph Foreman, denies the track is pro-drug use.
Pro-drug campaigners insisted there had not been enough study conducted into the drug and have called for state-sponsored education programmes.