route of administration

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route of administration

[ro̅o̅t, rout]
Etymology: Fr, route, course; L, administrare, to serve
(of a drug) any one of the body systems in which a drug may be administered, such as intradermally, intrathecally, intramuscularly, intranasally, intravenously, orally, rectally, subcutaneously, sublingually, topically, or vaginally. Some medications can be given by only one route because absorption or maximum effectiveness occurs by that route only or because the specific substance is toxic or damaging when given by another route.

route of administration,

n the path by which a substance is taken into the body (i.e., by mouth, injection, inhalation, rectum, or by application). See also dosage form.
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Many medications are administered through the oral route to guarantee a systemic effect.
This vaccination route however, is less suitable for mass delivery and alternative strategies aiming at delivering the vaccine via the oral route are required.
Although, oral route had higher complication rates compared to other routes but, most of the authors have indicated that the majority of patients preferred oral route [38].
This approach thus avoids the uncomfortable and risk retrieval of such a device via the oral route.
He said that B and E are water born infections transmitted through fecal oral route and B and C through blood and blood related products.
Methylphenidate is readily absorbed by oral route and is rapidly biotransformed by human carboxylesterases to form its major metabolite, ritalinic acid.
This was originally given intravenously, but the oral route is now recommended.
The preferred route for drug delivery remains the oral route, but oral drug delivery has now developed beyond traditional dosage forms such as tablets and capsules.
However, a major unresolved issue is whether L-BSE can be transmitted by the oral route.
I use the oral route because I tend to find the medication undissolved at the introitus mostly when prescribed vaginally.
Eventually scientists bypassed the oral route altogether, with several innovative systems, such as vaginal rings and skin patches, allowing scientists to use smaller amounts to greater effect.
The Eligen Technology can be applied to the oral route of administration as well other delivery pathways, such as buccal, rectal, inhalation, intra- vaginal or transdermal.