sublingual medication


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sub·lin·gual med·i·ca·tion

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.

sublingual medication

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.
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