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tablet

 [tab´let]
a solid dosage form containing a medicinal substance with or without a suitable diluent. Called also pill.
buccal tablet one which dissolves when it is held between the cheek and gum, permitting direct absorption of the active ingredient through the oral mucosa.
enteric-coated tablet one coated with material that delays release of the medication until after it leaves the stomach.
sublingual tablet one that dissolves when held beneath the tongue, permitting direct absorption of the active ingredient by the oral mucosa.

tab·let (tab),

(tab'lĕt),
A solid dosage form containing medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents; it may vary in shape, size, and weight, and may be classed according to the method of manufacture, as compressed tablet.
Synonym(s): tabule
[Fr. tablette, L. tabula]

tablet

(tăb′lĭt)
n.
A small flat pellet of medication to be taken orally.

tab·let

(tab.) (tab'lĕt)
A solid dosage form containing medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents. It may vary in shape, size, and weight, and may be classified according to the method of manufacture (e.g., molded tablet, compressed tablet).
[Fr. tablette, L. tabula]

tab·let

(tab) (tab'lĕt)
Solid dosage form containing medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents; may vary in shape, size, and weight.
[Fr. tablette, L. tabula]
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