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Drug Carriers

"Drug Carriers" 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.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Drug Carriers" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Drug Carriers" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 506 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 44 publications in 2013 and 2016
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