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vehicle

 [ve´ĭ-k'l]
2. any medium through which an impulse is propagated.

ve·hi·cle

(vē'hi-kĕl),
1. An excipient or a menstruum; a substance, usually without therapeutic action, used as a medium to give bulk for the administration of medicines.
2. An inanimate substance (for example, food, milk, dust, clothing, instrument) by which or on which an infectious agent passes from an infected to a susceptible host; vehicles consequently act as important sources of infection.
[L. vehiculum, a conveyance, fr. veho, to carry]

vehicle

/ve·hi·cle/ (ve´ĭ-k'l) excipient.

vehicle

(vē′ĭ-kəl)
n.
An inactive substance that is combined with an active medication to facilitate administration.

vehicle

[vē′ikəl]
Etymology: L, vehiculum, conveyance
1 an inert substance with which a medication is mixed to facilitate measurement and administration or application.
2 any fluid or structure in the body that passively conveys a stimulus.
3 any substance, such as food or water, that can serve as a mode of transmission for infectious agents.

vehicle

Epidemiology An inanimate intermediate in the indirect transmission of a pathogen from a reservoir or infected host to a susceptible host; vehicles include foods, clothing, instruments. Cf Vector Pharmacology An inert carrier or excipient for a therapeutic agent–eg, water, alcohol-containing elixirs or a sweetened syrup, which provides bulk or solubilizes a drug, facilitating deglutition. Cf Carrier, Schlepper, Vector.

ve·hi·cle

(vē'i-kĕl)
1. An excipient or a menstruum; a substance, usually without therapeutic action, used as a medium to give bulk for the administration of medicines.
2. An inanimate substance (e.g., food, milk, dust, clothing, instrument) by or on which an infectious agent passes from an infected to a susceptible host.
[L. vehiculum, a conveyance, fr. veho, to carry]

vehicle

an inanimate carrier of an infection from one host to another.

ve·hi·cle

(vē'i-kĕl)
1. An excipient or a menstruum; a substance, usually without therapeutic action, used as a medium to give bulk for the administration of medicines.
2. An inanimate substance by or on which an infectious agent passes from an infected to a susceptible host.
[L. vehiculum, a conveyance, fr. veho, to carry]

vehicle

1. a transporting agent, especially the component of a medication (prescription) serving as a solvent or to increase the bulk or decrease the concentration of the mixture.
2. any medium through which an impulse is propagated.

cloning vehicle
see cloning vector.
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