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vehicle

 [ve´ĭ-k'l]
2. any medium through which an impulse is propagated.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

excipient

(ĭk-sĭp′ē-ənt)
n.
An inert substance used as a diluent or vehicle for a drug.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

excipient

Any inert substance used to bulk up or dilute a drug, or as a vehicle for a drug.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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