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Drug Carriers MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Drug Carriers
Tree Number(s)
D26.255.260
E02.319.300.380
Unique ID
D004337
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004337
Annotation
coord with specific drug
Scope Note
Forms to which substances are incorporated to improve the delivery and the effectiveness of drugs. Drug carriers are used in drug-delivery systems such as the controlled-release technology to prolong in vivo drug actions, decrease drug metabolism, and reduce drug toxicity. Carriers are also used in designs to increase the effectiveness of drug delivery to the target sites of pharmacological actions. Liposomes, albumin microspheres, soluble synthetic polymers, DNA complexes, protein-drug conjugates, and carrier erythrocytes among others have been employed as biodegradable drug carriers.
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QV 785
Previous Indexing
Delayed-Action Preparations (1966-1987)
Drugs (1966-1987)
See Also
Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
Public MeSH Note
88
History Note
88
Date Established
1988/01/01
Date of Entry
1987/05/04
Revision Date
2020/06/17
Drug Carriers Preferred
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