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Title: Polymers in Mucoadhesive Drug Delivery System: A Brief Note
Authors: Roy, S
Pal, K
Pramanik, K
Prabhakar, B
Keywords: Mucosa,
mucoadhesion,
mucoadhesive polymers,
drug delivery.
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden
Citation: Designed Monomers and Polymers 12 (2009), Pages 483–495
Abstract: Bioadhesion can be defined as the process by which a natural or a synthetic polymer can adhere to a biological substrate. When the biological substrate is a mucosal layer then the phenomena is known as mucoadhesion. The substrate possessing bioadhesive property can help in devising a delivery system capable of delivering a bioactive agent for a prolonged period of time at a specific delivery site. The current review provides a good insight on mucoadhesive polymers, the phenomenon of mucoadhesion and the factors which have the ability to affect the mucoadhesive properties of a polymer.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2080/1147
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