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Active Ingredient Chemical found in the medication known or believed to have a therapeutic effect.
Admixture A substance produced by mixing two or more substances.
Aerosol A medication dosage form that contains a gaseous substance consisting of a fine liquid or solid.
Capsule A solid dosage form of medication usually made of gelatin, which holds fine particles of a solid or liquid particle.
Chewable Tablet Tablets that are chewed instead of swallowed whole.
Compound Refers to substances made from a combination of two or more substances.
Cream A liquid dosage form of a medication that is a semisolid preperation, usually applied externally to soothe, lubricate, or protect.
Effervescent Tablet A tablet that is dissolved into liquid before administration.
Elixir A liquid dosage form that contains flavored water and alcohol mixtures.
Emulsion A liquid dosage form of a mixture of two products that normally DO NOT mix together.
Inactive Ingredients The remaining ingredients, other than the active ingredients that are found in a drug; used to flavo, digest, color, and bind the whole substance.
Liniment Medications that are applied to the skin with friction and running. Liniments can be a solution, suspension, or emulsions.
Lotion A liquid dosage form that contains a powdered substance in a suspension, used externally to soothe, cool, dry, and protect.
Ointment A semisolid (mixture of a liquid and solid) dosage form that is applied externally to deliver medication, lubricate, and protect.
Patch A dosage form in which the medication is delivered through a solid application applied to the skin and absorbed into the bloodstream.
Solution A liquid dosage form in which medication is completely dissolved in a liquid.
Suppository Denoted the administration through the vagina or rectum of a solid medication.
Suspension A liquid dosage form in which the solid particles are not completely dissolved.
Syrup A liquid form that consists of water and sugar mixed with the medication.
Tablet Is a solid dosage form in which the ingredients are compacted into a small, formed shape pill.
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