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vial

 [vi´al]
a small bottle.

vi·al

(vī'ăl),
A small bottle or receptacle for holding liquids, including medicines.
Synonym(s): phial
[G. phialē, a drinking cup]

vial

[vī′əl]
a glass container with a metal-enclosed rubber seal.

vial

see AMPOULE.

vial 

A very small bottle. It may contain a soft contact lens, medicine or perfume.

vial

a small bottle.
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The chemical reactions that occur in a glass vial are determined by a number of factors, including the type of glass container, glass type (composition), pH range, drug type, drug formulation (chemistry of the formulation), storage time and temperature, the container manufacturing conditions, and the sterilization process.
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After final assembly and packaging, the vial is sterilized by gamma irradiation.
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Each vial undergoes the in-process verification of 13 critical physical characteristics, ensuring a reproducible performance is obtained with every use.
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Replace it with a vial of Levemir from another lot.
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