Medical Dictionary

delayed–release

adjective

Medical Definition of delayed–release

  1. :  designed to delay release of a drug in the body (as through the use of enteric coatings) usuallty until it passes through the stomach into the small intestine … the effects of the ingestion of delayed-release preparations may not be fully manifested for hours.—N. Stuart Harris, The New England Journal of Medicine, 10 Aug. 2006


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