Definition of short-acting in English:


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  • (Chiefly of a drug) having effects that only last for a short time.
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    • Nicotine is a short-acting drug that can be eliminated from the body relatively quickly.
    • This occurs even when children are treated with short-acting medications during school hours.
    • Standard protocols are difficult to develop because propofol is a short-acting medication.

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