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Chapter 8

Vocab Review

local effect When drug activity is at the site of administration.
systemic effect When a drug is introduced into the venous (circulatory) system and carried to the site of activity.
disintegration The breaking apart of a tablet into smaller pieces.
dissolution When the smaller pieces of a disintegrated tablet dissolve into a solution.
emulsifier A stabilizing agent in emulsions.
emulsions Mixture of two liquids that don't mix with each other; one liquid is dispersed through the other by mixing and using a stabilizer called a emulsifier.
sterile A sterile condition is one that is free of ALL microorganisms, both harmful and harmless.
diluent A solvent that dissolves a freeze-dried powder or dilutes a solution.
conjunctiva The eyelid lining.
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