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

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1956, in the meaning defined above

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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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