bio·​ad·​he·​sive -ad-ˈhē-siv, -əd- How to pronounce bioadhesive (audio)
: tending to adhere to or cause adhesion in living tissue
bioadhesive gels
Encapsulating the drug in a bioadhesive polymer means that the capsule stays in the GI tract longer, allowing more drug molecules to diffuse from it and be absorbed through the intestinal walls.Rebecca Rawls, Chemical & Engineering News
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“Bioadhesive.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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