prodrug

[ proh-druhg ]

nounPharmacology.
  1. an inactive substance that is converted to a drug within the body by the action of enzymes or other chemicals.

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British Dictionary definitions for prodrug

prodrug

/ (ˈprəʊˌdrʌɡ) /


noun
  1. a compound that is itself biologically inactive but is metabolized in the body to produce an active therapeutic drug

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