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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

/tab·let/ (tab´let) a solid dosage form containing a medicinal substance with or without a suitable diluent.
buccal tablet  one that dissolves when 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.

tablet

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

tablet

[tab′lit]
Etymology: Fr, tablette, lozenge
a small, solid dosage form of a medication. It may be compressed or molded in its manufacture, and it may be of almost any size, shape, weight, and color. Most tablets are intended to be swallowed whole, but some may be dissolved in the mouth, chewed, or dissolved in liquid before swallowing, and some may be placed in a body cavity.

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]

tablet,

n a small, solid dose form of a medication. It may be compressed or molded in its manufacture, and it may be of almost any size, shape, weight, and color. Most tablets are intended to be swallowed whole.

tablet

a solid dosage form containing a medicinal substance with or without a suitable diluent.

enteric-coated tablet
one coated with material that delays release of the medication until after it leaves the stomach.
References in classic literature ?
For supper the Shaggy Man ate one of his tablets, but Ojo stuck to his bread and cheese as the most satisfying food.
I took the tablets from her hand, and it trembled again, and it trembled more as she took off the chain to which the pencil was attached, and put it in mine.
The Prior sat down, and at great leisure indited an epistle to Brian de Bois-Guilbert, and having carefully sealed up the tablets, delivered them to the Jew, saying, ``This will be thy safe-conduct to the Preceptory of Templestowe, and, as I think, is most likely to accomplish the delivery of thy daughter, if it be well backed with proffers of advantage and commodity at thine own hand; for, trust me well, the good Knight Bois-Guilbert is of their confraternity that do nought for nought.
When he approached closer to one of these tablets he saw that it was of gold, and bore many hieroglyphics.
At least we may take the tablets from the walls, though the pillars are too heavy for us to handle; but there should be great storerooms filled with gold--gold that we can carry away upon our backs with ease.
The naturalist raised his tablets to the heavens, and disposed himself to read as well as he could, by the dim light they yet shed upon the plain; premising with saying--
he added, raising his tablets again to the light, and reading aloud; "Oct.
exclaimed the Doctor, fumbling, by a sort of instinct, for his tablets, while he fairly tottered on his feet under the powerful efforts he made to maintain his ground.
The keen-eyed girl, however, saw that as she proceeded, the important leaf was torn from the tablets, in a manner which showed that their owner had got rid of his delusion at the same instant.
Pickwick in his tablets, as a gentleman of the long robe, who derived his name from the profession to which he belonged, when Mrs.
said the count, drawing out the tablets again, 'ver good --fine words to begin a chapter.
Stop,' exclaimed the count, bringing out the tablets once more.