excipient

Definitions:

  • An inert substance used as a diluent or vehicle for a drug.
  • Taking exception; objecting.
  • One who excepts. [Rare or obsolete.]
  • In <em>medicine</em>, an inert or slightly active substance, as conserve of roses, sugar, jelly, etc., employed as the medium or vehicle for the administration of an active medicine.
  • An exceptor.
  • An inert or slightly active substance used in preparing remedies as a vehicle or medium of administration for the medicinal agents.
  • Taking an exception.
  • An <xref>ingredient</xref> that is intentionally added to a <xref>drug</xref> for purposes other than the therapeutic or diagnostic effect at the intended dosage.
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