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ˈproʊˌdrʌgpro·drug

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  1. prodrugnoun

    A drug that is administered in an inactive form that is metabolised in the body into a biologically active compound.

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  1. Prodrug

    A prodrug is a pharmacologically inactive medication or compound that, after intake, is metabolized (i.e., converted within the body) into a pharmacologically active drug. Instead of administering a drug directly, a corresponding prodrug can be used to improve how the drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and excreted (ADME).Prodrugs are often designed to improve bioavailability when a drug itself is poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. A prodrug may be used to improve how selectively the drug interacts with cells or processes that are not its intended target. This reduces adverse or unintended effects of a drug, especially important in treatments like chemotherapy, which can have severe unintended and undesirable side effects.

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  1. Prodrug

    A prodrug is a medication that is administered as an inactive chemical derivative that is subsequently converted to an active pharmacological agent in the body, often through normal metabolic processes. A prodrug serves as a type of precursor to the intended drug. Prodrugs can be used to improve how the intended drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized and excreted. Prodrugs are often designed to improve oral bioavailability in cases where the intended drug is poorly absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract. A prodrug may also be used to improve how selectively the intended drug interacts with cells or processes that are not its intended target. This reduces the adverse or unintended effects of the intended drug, especially important in treatments like chemotherapy, which can have severe unintended and undesirable side effects.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prodrug in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prodrug in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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