prodrug

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pro- +‎ drug

Noun[edit]

prodrug (plural prodrugs)

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

Adjective[edit]

prodrug (comparative more prodrug, superlative most prodrug)

  1. In favour of recreational drugs.
    • 1972, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws, World Drug Traffic and Its Impact on U.S. Security: The hashish trail
      In France, the antidrug law forbids all forms of prodrug propaganda.