prodrug

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prodrug

[′prō‚drəg]
(physiology)
An inactive precursor of a drug that is activated via the body's metabolism.
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Project ALERT specifically seeks to change students' beliefs about the physical, social, and emotional consequences of using drugs and norms surrounding use; to help them identify and resist pro-drug pressures from peers, parents, the media, and others; and to build resistance self-efficacy, the belief that one can successfully resist pro-drug influences.
The school suspended the teen because his putative pro-drug message was not in keeping with district policy.
Now, after 2 years of investigation, I am convinced from the evidence that the FDA's dependence on drug industry fees has created a deadly, unethical alliance and has caused a principal-agent, pro-drug industry shift that puts millions of Americans at risk.
Further information about the psychometric properties and descriptive statistics for the measures of drug knowledge, pro-drug attitudes, perceived norms for peer drug use, and substance use behaviors can be found in Macaulay et al.
People posting to various pro-drug sites, blogs, and Indymedia sites criticize Freevibe and discuss ways to jam it.
5 million HHS pro-drug law spots at the behest of Democratic lawmakers, who complain they constitute Bush campaign propaganda.
BB-10153's extended half-life (three to four hours) enables it to persist in the blood as an inactive pro-drug, activated only at fresh or forming blood clots by the thrombin that is localized there.
They were the respectable pro-drug group, with supporters like Julian Bond, former attorney general Ramsey Clark, Senator Jacob Javits, Dr.