Glossary

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Ester prodrug

Synonyms:
Drug ester, Ester

Ester prodrugs are formulations of prodrugs used to enhance oral absorption of poorly permeable compounds. 1

References:

  1. Beaumont K, Webster R, Gardner I, Dack K: Design of ester prodrugs to enhance oral absorption of poorly permeable compounds: challenges to the discovery scientist. Curr Drug Metab. 2003 Dec;4(6):461-85. [PubMed:14683475]