delayed-release

adjective

: designed to delay release of a drug in the body (as through the use of enteric coatings) usually 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

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“Delayed-release.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/delayed-release. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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