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necessity

 [nĕ-ses´ĭ-te]
something necessary or indispensable.
pharmaceutic necessity (pharmaceutical necessity) a substance having slight or no value therapeutically, but used in the preparation of various pharmaceuticals, including preservatives, solvents, ointment bases, and flavoring, coloring, diluting, emulsifying, and suspending agents.

necessity

/ne·ces·si·ty/ (nĕ-ses´ĭ-te) something necessary or indispensable.
pharmaceutical necessity  a substance having slight or no value therapeutically, but used in the preparation of various pharmaceuticals, including preservatives, solvents, ointment bases, and flavoring, coloring, diluting, emulsifying, and suspending agents.

necessity

[nĕses′te]
something necessary or indispensable.

necessity

See Medical necessity.
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174) Again, some may argue that even under these circumstances, such a defense of necessity is still better classified as a justified act.
19) In a recent decision, the Supreme Court held that where exceptions to statutory compliance are allowed, the defense of necessity is foreclosed if not expressly provided.
394, 409-11 (1980) (considering whether to instruct on the defense of necessity within a common law framework).

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