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Chapter 9

Vocab Review

Chapter <795> Regulations from USP-NF pertaining to compounding nonsterile preparations.
Chapter <797> Regulations from USP-NF pertaining to compounding sterile preparations.
Compounding Record A record of what actually happened when the preparation was compounded.
Formulation Record Formulas and procedures (i.e., recipes) for what should happen when a preparation is compounded.
beyond-use-date A date assigned to compounded prescriptions beyond which the preparation should not be used.
stability The extent to which the dosage form retains the same properties and characteristics it possessed when it was made.
aliquot A portion of a mixture.
calibrate To set, mark, or check the graduations of a measuring device.
volumetric Measures volume. Volumetric vessels are either TD (to deliver) or TC (to contain).
pipets Thin glass of plastic tubes recommended for delivering volumes less than 25 mL and are required for volumes less than 1mL.
geometric dilution A technique for mixing two powders of unequal quantity.
spatulation Mixing powders with a spatula.
trituration The process of grinding powders to reduce particle size.
levigation Triturating a powder with a solvent in which it is insoluble to reduce its particle size.
emulsifier A stabilizing agent in emulsifiers.
hydrophilic emulsifier A stabilizing agent for water based dispersion mediums.
lipophilic emulsifier A stabilizing agent for oil based dispersion mediums.
extemporaneous compounding The on demand formulation of a prescribed drug prepared to meet the unique needs of and individual patient.
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