la·ten·ti·a·tion lā-.ten-chē-'ā-shən n pharmacological modification of an active drug (as to delay or prolong its action) that produces a compound which reverts to the original active compound when subjected to biological processes after administration

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la·ten·ti·a·tion (la-ten″she-aґshən) the process of making latent; in pharmacology, the chemical modification of a biologically active compound to affect its absorption, distribution, etc., the modified compound being transformed after administration to the active compound by biological processes.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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