Prodrugs [electronic resource] : challenges and rewards / Valentino J. Stella [and others], editors
- New York, NY : Springer : AAPS Press, 
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- 1 online resource (2 volumes) : illustrations
- Additional Creators:
- Stella, Valentino J., 1946-
- Biotechnology : pharmaceutical aspects ; v. 5
- 978-0-387-49785-3_Book_OnlinePDF; 978-0-387-49785-3_Book_OnlinePDF2; fm.pdf; i; ii; iii; iv; v; vi; vii; viii; ix; bm.pdf; 0703; 0704; 0705; 0706; 0707; 0708; 0709; 0710; 0711; 0712; 0713; 0714; 0715; 0716; 0717; 0718; 0719; 0720; 0721; 0722; 0723; 0724; 0725; 0726; 0727; 0728; 0729; 0730.
- Prodrugs are substances administered in an inactive form that is then metabolized in the body in vivo into the active compound. The rationale behind administering prodrugs is to optimize absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of these drugs. Since first described in the 1950s, prodrugs continue to be a fertile area of research. There are a number of small pharmaceutical/biotech companies dedicated to using prodrugs for the delivery of older but problematic drugs as well as to developing broad-based prodrug technologies for application to new and future drugs. These volumes represe.
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- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- Electronic reproduction. Berlin : Springer, 2007. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Available via SpringerLink.
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