long-acting

[ lawng-ak-ting, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˈæk tɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ- /

adjective Pharmacology.


Nearby words

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  4. long, stephen harriman,
  5. long-,
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  7. long-ago,
  8. long-and-short work,
  9. long-case clock,
  10. long-chain

Origin of long-acting

First recorded in 1950–55

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British Dictionary definitions for long-acting

long-acting

adjective

(of a drug) slowly effective after initial dosage, but maintaining its effects over a long period of time, being slowly absorbed and persisting in the tissues before being excretedCompare intermediate-acting, short-acting
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