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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.
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en·ter·ic-coat·ed tab·let(en-ter'ik kō'tĕd tab'lĕt)
A tablet covered with a substance that delays release of the medication until the tablet has passed through the stomach and into the intestine.
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A tablet that resists digestion in gastric acid.
See also: tablet
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