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emulsion a mixture of fats or oils in water.
liniment a drug combined with oil, soap, alcohol, or water.
lotion an aqeous preparation that contains suspended ingredients.
solution a liquid preparation that contains one or more completely dissolved substances.
spirit a drug comined with an alcoholic solution that is volatile.
spray a fine stream of medicated vapor, usually used to treat nose and throat conditions.
suspension a drug that contains solid insolibule drug particles in a liquid.
syrup a drug dissolved in a solution of sugar, water, and sometimes a flavoring to disguise an unpleasant taste.
tincture a drug dissolved in a solution of alcohol or alcohol and water..
tablet a powdered drug; that has been pressed into discs. some tablets are scored.
chewable tablet a powdered drug that has been flavored and pressed into a disc. often used for antacids, antiflatulents, and children's medications.
sublingual tablet a powdered drug that has been pressed into a disc and is designed to dissolve under the tongue, which permits its rapid absorption into the bloodstream.
enteric-coated tablet a tablet coated with a substance that prevents it from dissolving intil it reaches the intestines.
capsule a drug contained in a gelatin capsule that is water-soluble and functions to prevent the patient from tasting the drug.
sustained-release capsule a capsule that contains granules that dissolve at different rates to provide a gradual and a gradual and continuous release of medication.
caplet a drug contained in an oblong tablet with a smooth coating to make swallowing easier.
lozenge a drug contained in candylike base.
cream a drug combined in a base that is generally non-greasy, resulting in a semisolid preparation.
ointment a drug with an oil base, resulting in a semi-solid preparation.
suppository a drug mixed with a firm base, such as cocoa butter, that is designed to melt at body temperature.
transdermal patch a patch with an adhesive backing, which contains a drug, that is applied to the skin.
suspension a pressurized form in which solid aerosol or liquid drug particles are suspended in a gas to be dispensed in a cloud or mist.
elixir a drug that is dissolved in a solution of alcohol and water.
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