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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The company has initiated a Phase 1 program to assess ZYN001, a patent-protected, pro-drug of THC delivered via a patch.
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.
Confirming the situation, Natco Pharmaceuticals said it had filed the opposition about 10 days ago on the grounds that the patent would not be valid, as the pro-drug and compound, sofosbuvir, was a known product and 'not inventive' enough.
Researchers went to locations in Boston, New York and San Francisco and tried to access sites featuring pornographic content, pro-drug use, hook-up meetings, gambling, and extremist / hate groups.
When the pro-drug reaches the site of the tumour, the bacterial enzyme activates the drug, allowing it to destroy only the cells in its vicinity - the tumour cells.
This is Upsher-Smitha[euro](tm)s third investment in Proximagen since 2008, when the two companies reached an exclusivity agreement on the PRX1 pro-drug programme for treatment of Parkinson, the UK company said.
Some specific areas examined include cartilage tissue engineering using an elastic poly scaffold, PEGylation of conjugated linoleic acid and its applications as an anti-cancer pro-drug, receptor-mediated gene delivery using chitosan derivatives in vitro and in vivo, fabrication of a bio-composite drug delivery system using rapid prototype technology, and studies of the interface between oxide film on the titanium surface and bone tissue.
how to match specific resistance techniques with social pressures," "how to counter pro-drug arguments," and "how to say 'no' several different ways.