Definition of Excipient

1. a. Taking an exception.



2. n. An exceptor.

Definition of Excipient

1. Noun. (pharmacy) An ingredient that is intentionally added to a drug for purposes other than the therapeutic or diagnostic effect at the intended dosage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Excipient

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Excipient

1. Any more or less inert substance added to a prescription in order to confer a suitable consistency or form to the drug, a vehicle. Origin: L. Excipiens, capere = to take This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Excipient

exchanges
exchanging
excheat
excheator
excheators
excheats
exchequer
exchequers
exchequership
excide
excided
excides
exciding
excimer
excimers
excipient (current term)
excipients
exciple
exciples
exciplex
exciplexes
excipulum
excircle
excircles
excisability
excisable
excise
excise-tax
excise tax
excised

Literary usage of Excipient

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1. American Druggist (1889)
"Confection of Hoses, an old-time excipient, is not used much now, ... Glycerite of Starch (USP) is probably the best ggp- eral excipient for pills that can ..."

2. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"Glycerin, — is a very valuable excipient, as it continually attracts moisture from the atmosphere, and pills made from it do not get hard. ..."

3. A Handbook of materia medica, pharmacy and therapeutics by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1901)
"Every druggist has his favorite pill-excipient,many using a paste made of powdered ... Glycerin,—is a very valuable excipient, as it continually attracts ..."

4. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1858)
"excipient for Pill*.—MB. STANISLAS MARTI» suggests, as preferable to honey, which has been recently recommended as un excipient for pills, the employment of ..."

5. Principles of Pharmacy by Henry Vinecome Arny (1917)
"TM Pratt found that by rubbing the oil with acacia, then with the diluting powders, and then with excipient, the oil is partially emulsified and the ..."

6. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1858)
"excipient for Pills.—MR. STANISLAS MARTIN suggests, as preferable to honey, which has been recently recommended as an excipient for pills, the employment of ..."

7. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1904)
"Bland's, new formula, 49, 177. Bland's, proper formula, 35, 61. BP. use of glucose as excipient, ' 5O, 741. ..."

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