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Active Ingredient

Any component that provides pharmacological activity or other direct effect in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or affects the structure or any function of the body of man or animals.
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ac·tive in·gre·di·ent

(ak'tiv in-grē'dē-ĕnt)
Any component of a pharmaceutical product that exerts pharmacologic activity.
Synonym(s): active pharmaceutical ingredient.
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active ingredient

the chemically active part of a manufactured product such as a HERBICIDE, the remainder being inert.
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The Pharmacy and Drug Control Department at the ministry said it received memos from international organisations on the possibility of a carcinogenic flaw called n-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in the active substance (Valsartan) manufactured by the company.
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Moreover, the ECHA will be in charge of coordinating the necessary organisational and technical tasks for the evaluation of all requests to add an active substance to Annex I (the Community list of active substances), which thus far have been the responsibility of the Commission's research centre.
Dow Microbial Control, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company, has announced that its active substance DCOIT(4,5-Dichloro-2-octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one) has been recommended by the EU Competent Authority for approval and inclusion into the Annex I of the Biocidal Products Directive for Product Type 21: antifouling products.
If their metabolic activity declines over the next day or two, the active substance was able to kill the tumour cells and the drug is effective.
Kyowa Hakko screened and isolated a microorganism producing a substance with the target function and created KW-2401(UCN-01) in-house from an active substance in the fermentation products of the microorganism.
* Procymidone: Use as a fungicide on cucumbers and plums until June 2008, at a maximum of 0.75g active substance per hectare;
Sublinox (OX 22) is based on the well-documented substance zolpidem using Orexo's sublingual technology, involving a tablet placed under the tongue for fast and effective uptake of the active substance over the sublingual mucosa.
* pre-dispersed preparations increase the distribution degree of the active substance; improved handling and avoidance of adhesion ensure the reproducibility of the mixing quality, and reduces the rejection rate;
least one therapeutically active substance into the interior of a target cell, characterized in that it