sustained-release

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

Definition of sustained-release

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

First Known Use of sustained-release

1956

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sustained-release

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

medical Definition of sustained-release

: designed to slowly release a drug in the body over an extended period of time especially to sustain therapeutic levels
  • sustained-release capsules
  • a sustained-release drug delivery system

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