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long-acting

[lawng-ak-ting, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈæk tɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-/
adjective, Pharmacology
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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  • Our two-year election cycle leaves little time for long-acting changes to ripen and be judged fairly.
  • We began with a mix of short- and long-acting morphine to dampen its side effects and minimize the number of pills.
  • But a tranquilizer for sure, one long-acting enough to get me past this crush of reality shows.
  • Urinary incontinence may occur, particularly in elderly patients and when taking long-acting formulations.
  • Your doctor may prescribe long-acting nitrates along with the calcium channel blockers.
  • long-acting forms may lose their effectiveness over time, so doctors generally schedule nitrate-free breaks to prevent tolerance.
British Dictionary definitions for long-acting

long-acting

adjective
1.
(of a drug) slowly effective after initial dosage, but maintaining its effects over a long period of time, being slowly absorbed and persisting in the tissues before being excreted Compare intermediate-acting, short-acting
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