Polymer that contains either chemically-bound drug
molecules or pharmacologically active moieties.
A polymer drug
is usually used to provide drug
-delivery targeted to an organ and controlled release of an active drug
at the target organ.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889
(Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003))
on page 902
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