From: "Patty Kaczorowski"
Date: 2012-01-31 04:52:22 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] Re: Deslorelin Gel ?
>From what I can find on drug implants in general are placed into some sort
of matrix of biodegradable polymer microspheres--- or biodegradable
polymers. Not sure what the heck that means.
But yes, the idea with the implantable drugs is that they slowly are
released over a period of time.
I found this on human hormone implants, I will assume it would be something
similar for the animal uses.:
"Hormone implants are made by fusing pure crystals of the hormone in a
mould. They are approximately the size of a grain of wheat.
The hormone implant is placed in the fat under the skin of the abdominal
wall or the upper leg. From here the hormone is slowly absorbed into the
bloodstream. The most important factors affecting the rate of absorption are
the surface area of the implant and an adequate blood supply to the implant
(wherever it is situated).
Sometimes fibrous tissue may develop around the implant and slow its
absorption; if this occurs the implant needs to be replaced. As heat may
increase the absorption rate of the hormone, hot water bottles should not be
placed over the implantation site."
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