excipient

Any substances other than the active drug or product which have been appropriately evaluated for safety and are included in a drug delivery system.
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Excipient

An inactive substance that serves as the vehicle or medium for a drug or other active substance.
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Excipient

Ex·cip'i·ent adjective [ Latin excipients , -entis , present participle of exipere . See Except , transitive verb ] Taking an exception.
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excipient

<chemistry, pharmacology> Any more or less inert substance added to a prescription in order to confer a suitable consistency or form to the drug, a vehicle. ... Origin: L. Excipiens, capere = to take ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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excipient

(ek-sip´e-әnt) any more or less inert substance added to a drug to give it suitable consistency or form; called also vehicle.
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Excipient

• (n.) An inert or slightly active substance used in preparing remedies as a vehicle or medium of administration for the medicinal agents. • (n.) An exceptor. • (v. t.) Taking an exception.
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excipient

(L. excipiens, from ex out + capere to take) any more or less inert substance added to a prescription in order to confer a suitable consistency or form to the drug; a vehicle.
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excipient

Type: Term Pronunciation: ek-sip′ē-ent Definitions: 1. A more or less inert substance added in a prescription as a diluent or vehicle or to give form or consistency when the remedy is given in pill form; simple syrup, vegetable gums, aromatic powder, honey, and various elixirs.
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Excipient

An excipient is a natural or synthetic substance formulated alongside the active ingredient of a medication,{rp|1} included for the purpose of bulking-up formulations that contain potent active ingredients (thus often referred to as `bulking agents,` `fillers,` or `diluents`), or to confer a therapeutic enhancement on the active ingredient i...
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