sustained-release


sustained-release
/seuh staynd"ri lees"/, adj. Chem., Pharm.
(of a drug or fertilizer) capable of gradual release of an active agent over a period of time, allowing for a sustained effect; timed-release; long-acting; prolonged-action; slow-release.
[1955-60]

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Universalium. 2010.

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