long-acting long-acting


  • (adj) active over a long period of time


  1. The problem might be solved by long-acting local anesthetics.
  2. A new, long-acting sulfa, sulformethoxine, developed in Britain, has sent the cure rate soaring and, just as dramatically, reduced the relapse rate.
  3. Unlike Ritalin LA, however, this drug is not a long-acting medication but addresses the concerns some parents have about giving too much medication to their young children.



  1. "In total, there are about 5,000 deaths a year due to asthma, whether or not a person is taking a long-acting beta-agonist," said Edwin Salpeter, the JG White Distinguished Professor of Physical Sciences Emeritus at Cornell, who led the...
    on Jun 19, 2006 By: Edwin Ernest Salpeter Source: eMaxHealth.com

  2. Dr. Carter added, "We believe Acura and our long-established partner, Pain Therapeutics, have developed unique platforms designed to address the challenges related to abuse and misuse of immediate release and long-acting pain medicines. Acura's...
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Eric Carter Source: CNNMoney.com

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