excipient


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vehicle

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

ex·cip·i·ent

(ek-sip'ē-ent),
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; for example, simple syrup, vegetable gums, aromatic powder, honey, and various elixirs.
[L. excipiens; pres. p. of ex- cipio, to take out]

excipient

/ex·cip·i·ent/ (ek-sip´e-int) any more or less inert substance added to a drug to give suitable consistency or form to the drug; a vehicle.

excipient

(ĭk-sĭp′ē-ənt)
n.
An inert substance used as a diluent or vehicle for a drug.

ex·cip·i·ent

(ek-sip'ē-ĕnt)
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.
[L. excipiens; pres. p. of ex-cipio, to take out]

excipient

Any inert substance used to bulk up or dilute a drug, or as a vehicle for a drug.

excipient

inert substance, or a substance with no pharmacological action, used as a drug diluent or vehicle

excipient (ik·siˑ·pē·nt),

n ingredient, such as alcohol, which is used as a dilutent or as a vehicle for a drug. Excipients are generally inert, but may cause adverse effects in some individuals.

ex·cip·i·ent

(ek-sip'ē-ĕnt)
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; e.g., simple syrup, vegetable gums, aromatic powder, honey, and various elixirs.
[L. excipiens; pres. p. of ex-cipio, to take out]

excipient (eksip´ēənt),

n an ingredient included in a pharmaceutical preparation for the purpose of improving its physical qualities. See also binder; filler; and vehicle.

excipient

any more or less inert substance added to a drug to give suitable consistency or form to the drug; a vehicle.
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Instead of testing every excipient manually, as has been required with previous approaches, this methodology involves multiple tests being undertaken concurrently.
The development of any pharmaceutical form necessitate the complete study of different levels of excipients used in various formulations in order to identify the exact proportion of what maximizes quality and stability of the final product.
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coupled with the development of a new school of excipients with enhanced properties such as improved flowability, the global pharma excipients market is expected to create opportunities for manufacturers to capitalize on in the near future.
Table 1--sample composition Slab# % DMA % excipient A % excipient B 1 5 0 0 2 5 5 0 3 5 10 0 4 5 15 0 5 5 20 0 6 10 0 0 7 10 5 0 8 10 10 0 9 10 15 0 10 10 20 0 11 20 0 0 12 20 5 0 13 20 10 0 14 20 15 0 15 20 20 0 16 5 0 3 17 5 0 6 18 5 0 9 19 5 0 12 20 10 0 3 21 10 0 6 22 10 0 9 23 10 0 12 24 20 0 3 25 20 0 6 26 20 0 9 27 20 0 12 Table 2--HPLC analysis of DMA Parameter Specification Column C180DS2, 150 x 4.
Regulatory Update: The IPEC Novel Excipient Safety Evaluation Procedure.
This presumably suggests that in presence of any excipient exhibiting prominent endothermal event in the vicinity (perhaps within 100[degrees]C) of melting temperature of the drug, measurement of enthalpy change (i.
For all the advancements in solid dosage medications, excipients are relatively unchanged.
Apart from these factors, increase in the incidence of chronic diseases across regions has been spurring demand for essential drugs, which is expected to fuel demand for excipients over the forecast period.
This production method eliminates problems due to heat and moisture that occur during wet granulation, but it also demands exceptional properties of active ingredients and excipients.
Although galenIQ is known for its excellent compactability and low hygroscopicity, the combination of its other important properties makes this excipient a highly functional filler-binder for use in tabletting and other technologies, such as wet granulation and dry/ roller compaction.