[lawng-ak-ting, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈæk tɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-/
(of a drug) slowly effective after initial dosage, but maintaining its effects over a long period of time, being slowly absorbed and persisting in the tissues before being excreted Compare intermediate-acting, short-acting
- Long-acting thyroid stimulator
long-acting thyroid stimulator n. Abbr. LATS A substance that is present in the blood of hyperthyroid patients and that exerts a prolonged stimulatory effect on the thyroid gland.
- Long adductor muscle
long adductor muscle n. A muscle with origin in the symphysis and crest of the pubis, with insertion to a ridge on the shaft of the femur, with nerve supply from the obturator nerve, and whose action adducts the thigh.
[lawng-uh-goh, long-] /ˈlɔŋ əˌgoʊ, ˈlɒŋ-/ adjective 1. of or relating to the distant past or to remote events; ancient: long-ago exploits remembered only in folk tales. adj. 1834, from long (adj.) + ago.
[long-guh n] /ˈlɒŋ gən/ noun 1. the small, one-seeded, greenish-brown fruit of a large evergreen tree, Euphoria longana, of the soapberry family, native to China and allied to the litchi. 2. the tree itself. /ˈlɒŋɡən/ noun 1. a sapindaceous tree, Euphoria longan, of tropical and subtropical Asia, with small yellowish-white flowers and small edible fruits […]