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[sloh-ri-lees] /ˈsloʊ rɪˈlis/
adjective, Chemistry, Pharmacology
Origin of slow-release
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • While skin patches and slow-release pills are currently used for this purpose, they only work with certain kinds of medication.
  • In animal tests, this slow-release system sustained steady levels of the compound for one month.
  • In patients who do not respond to bronchodilators, slow-release theophylline may be used.
  • Melamine, which is also used as a slow-release fertilizer, is generally not known to be toxic.

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