latentiation

noun
la·​ten·​ti·​a·​tion | \ lā-ˌten-chē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce latentiation (audio) \

Medical Definition of latentiation

: pharmacological modification of an active drug (as to delay or prolong its action) that produces a compound which reverts to the original active compound when subjected to biological processes after administration

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“Latentiation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/latentiation. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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