"Prodrugs" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A compound that, on administration, must undergo chemical conversion by metabolic processes before becoming the pharmacologically active drug for which it is a prodrug.

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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Prodrugs" by people in this website by year, and whether "Prodrugs" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 32 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2005 and 2017
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