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diluent

 [dil´u-ent]
1. diluting or rendering less potent or irritant.
2. an agent that so acts.

dil·u·ent

(dīl'yū'ent), Avoid the incorrect forms dilutent and dilutant.
1. Ingredient in a medicinal preparation that lacks pharmacologic activity but is pharmaceutically necessary or desirable. In tablet or capsule dosage forms, this may be lactose or starch; it is particularly useful in increasing the bulk of potent drug substances with a mass too small for dosage to allow manufacture or administration. May be a liquid for the dissolution of drug(s) to be injected, ingested, or inhaled.
2. Denoting that which dilutes; the diluting agent.

diluent

/dil·u·ent/ (dil´oo-int)
1. causing dilution.
2. an agent that dilutes or renders less potent or irritant.

diluent

[dil′o̅o̅·ənt, dil′yo̅o̅·ənt]
Etymology: L, diluere, to wash
a substance, generally a fluid, that makes a solution or mixture less concentrated, less viscous, or more liquid.

dil·u·ent

(dil'yū-ĕnt)
1. Ingredient in a medicinal preparation that lacks pharmacologic activity but is pharmaceutically necessary or desirable. May be a liquid for the dissolution of drugs to be injected, ingested, or inhaled.
2. Diluting; denoting that which dilutes. usage note Often misspelled dilutent, or erroneously so pronounced.

diluent

the medium within which a concentrate is dispersed

diluent (di·lōōˑ·wnt),

n inert substance added to source material to thin it to the potency desired. Some common diluents are glycerin, isotonic sodium chloride, lactose, purified water, and ethanol.

dil·u·ent

(dil'yū'ĕnt, dilyĕ-wĕnt) Avoid the incorrect forms dilutent and dilutant.
Ingredient in a medicinal preparation that lacks pharmacologic activity but is pharmaceutically necessary or desirable.

diluent (dil´ūənt),

n an agent that dilutes the strength of a solution or mixture; medication that dilutes any of the body fluids.

diluent

1. diluting.
2. an agent that dilutes or renders less potent or irritant.

semen diluent
see semen extender.
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Nearly 40% of the equilibrium absorption value occurred in the first 10 min for O-PDMS and N-PDMS (no diluent was added in the preparation of PDMS); however, even 72% of the equilibrium absorption value occurred in the first 10 min for C-PDMS.
direct access to a growing and diverse diluent supply through Pembina and third-party pipeline connections;
A comparative analysis at a producer's site where we run one line using a producer's regular blend and at the same time we run a second line from the same source, using less diluent with EZ Flow mixed in, is necessary to prove the efficiency of EZ Flow.
The formulations containing 30% reactive diluents and 0-2% metal driers were prepared.
22 M sucrose proved to be better than other diluents regarding intensity of motility and progressive motility.
Mono and difunctional reactive diluents have intrinsically low viscosity.
The DUPLEX Drug Delivery System is a ready-to-use, multichambered bag that stores a drug and diluent in separate compartments until the IV is ready to be administered.
These sponge samples are then placed in bags containing a diluent that hydrates the sampling sponges.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez noticed that cattle sperm mixed well with the gel, so he began testing it as a diluent for freezing semen.
Assay diluents are used in Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISA) to equalize differences between the patient samples and standards.
Contract award: gradual supplies of reagents, calibrators, controls, diluents and accessories along with the lease system, consolidation of research with four analyzers to perform determinations in the field of clinical chemistry and immunochemistry.
Acetone is usually used to extract the diluent for the following reasons: (i) being water soluble, it can extract the diluents from water-wet copolymer; (ii) being a good solvent, it also extracts oligomers/homopolymers along with the diluents; and (iii) being highly volatile, it is easily removed from the copolymer by air drying before the copolymer is subjected to heat treatment for removal of residual moisture/solvents.