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a·dul·ter·ant

(ă-dŭl'tĕr-ănt),
An impurity; an additive that is considered to have an undesirable effect or to dilute the active material so as to reduce its therapeutic or monetary value.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

a·dul·ter·ant

(ă-dŭl'tĕr-ănt)
An impurity; an additive that is considered to have an undesirable effect or to dilute the active material so as to reduce its therapeutic or monetary value.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

a·dul·ter·ant

(ă-dŭl'tĕr-ănt)
An impurity; an additive that is considered to have an undesirable effect or to dilute the active material so as to reduce its therapeutic value.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Newer urine adulterants, however, such as Urine Luck, UrinAid, Klear, and Whizzies, cannot be detected by routine specimen-integrity tests.
The boswellia bulletin is the 15th publication in the series of Botanical Adulterants Bulletins and the 42nd peer-reviewed publication published by BAPP.
Adulterants have often been used to mask the presence of an illicit drug and thus cheat a drug test.
Only at high PCC adulterant concentration (100 g/L) did the amphetamine assay give a response rate less than the threshold value for Emit II (Table 2).
It also lists the known adulterants, potential therapeutic and/or safety issues with the adulterating species, and analytical approaches to detect adulterants.
Thus, a real danger in adulterants such as levamisole is their toxicity beyond those of the drug to which they are added, causing numerous medical consequences--including death.
It is also desirable that Union of India revisits the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 to revise the punishment for adulteration making it more deterrent in cases where the adulterant can have an adverse impact on health," the bench said.
FE-SEM images demonstrated that the thinner or toluene used as an adulterant in the gasoline destroyed the PCL electrospun fibers; which gave access to PDA polymer producing red color.
Milk is mixed with water; Vanaspati is used as an adulterant for ghee; Ergot is used as an adulterant for cereals; Chalk-powder is used as an adulterant for flour; Papaya seeds are used as an adulterant for pepper; Brick-powder is used as an adulterant for chili-powder; Tamarind seed powder is used as adulterant for coffee; Wood powder is adulterated for turmeric and dhaniya powder.
When people overdose it is generally due to the adulterant - speed, cocaine and sometimes even heroin and bleach."