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"Prodrugs" 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.

MeSH information
A compound that, on administration, must undergo chemical conversion by metabolic processes before becoming the pharmacologically active drug for which it is a prodrug.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Prodrugs" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Prodrugs" was a major or minor topic of these publication.