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 (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

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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