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a drug dosage form intended to be used by placement under the tongue; the drug (for example, nitroglycerin) is absorbed from the mucosal tissues and bypasses the gastrointestinal tract, where it may be partially or totally degraded.
Treatment with an agent, usually a tablet, placed under the tongue.See: Oral and Sublingual Medications
See also: medication
sub·lin·gual med·i·ca·tion(sŭb-linggwăl medi-kāshŭn)
Form of drug dosage intended to be used by placement under tongue.