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sustained–release

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adjective sus·tained–re·lease \sə-ˈstānd-ri-ˈlēs\

Definition of sustained–release

  1. :  designed to release a drug in the body slowly over an extended period of time



1956

First Known Use of sustained–release

1956


Medical Dictionary

sustained–release

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adjective sus·tained–re·lease \səs-ˌtānd-ri-ˌlēs\

Medical Definition of sustained–release

  1. :  designed to slowly release a drug in the body over an extended period of time <sustained–release capsules> <a sustained–release drug delivery system>—compare timed-release




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