enteric coating

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enteric coating

a layer added to oral medications that allows the medication to pass through the stomach and be absorbed in the intestinal tract. The coating protects against the effects of stomach juices, which can interact with, destroy, or degrade these drugs.

enteric coating

coating with a substance to prevent release of the active ingredient until the tablet enters the small intestine; means of administering drugs that are irritant to gastric mucosa, e.g. aspirin

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