A compound that is converted within the body into its active form that has medical effects. Prodrugs useful when the active drug may be too toxic to administer ter systemically, the active drug is absorbed poorly by the digestive tract, or the body breaks down the active drug before it reaches its target.

(09 Oct 1997)

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