inert ingredient

inert ingredient

In pharmaceutical manufacturing, any nonreactive substance used to facilitate the manufacturing of pills and other forms of medication.
Synonym: filler (3)
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Experts are unsure whether chlorpyrifos - the active ingredient in Dursban - or an inert ingredient, or a combination of ingredients may be causing health problems, LaFave said.
In work published in the 19 January 2009 issue of Chemical Research in Toxicology, Nora Benachour and Gilles-Eric Seralini found that an inert ingredient used as a surfactant, polyethoxylated tallowamine, was more damaging than the active ingredient glyphosate to human umbilical cord, placental, and embryonic cells.
In fact, an inert ingredient "may have biological activity of its own, it may be toxic to humans, and it may be chemically active" (U.
45 % W/V Inert Ingredient Water Activator Must Be Supplied Separately With The Solution And Solution After Mixing With Activator Can Be Used Minimum 14 Days Or Above, Carbolic Acid I.
Even if a pesticide is marketed as "safe" because it has a safe active ingredient listed on its label, the inert ingredient, which is not required to be listed, can be even more toxic than the pesticide's active one.
Sensamide is based on a particular dose and inert ingredient formulation that is different from currently available metoclopramide, a generic drug now approved only as an anti-emetic.
Disinfectant and hospital 8101 sterilant inert ingredients with bactericidal action, sporocidal tuberculocidal, virucidal, and pseudomonicida.
It also counts only a pesticide's active ingredients, though so-called inert ingredients can be just as toxic.
But often the manufacturer deliberately reduces the amount of active ingredients to save money while increasing inert ingredients to keep the weight and shape the same.
Canisters are available with inert ingredients for training, two ounces of pepper spray for civilian use and three ounces for law enforcement.