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Glossary of EMT-I

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Capsule
powdered drug enclosed in a gelatin capsule:solid
Cream
nongreasy semisolid preparation used on the skin:solid
Enteric tablet
a compressed dry form of a drug coated to with stand stomach acid:solid
Lozenge
firm compressed drug used for a local effect in mouth
Ointment
a semisolid preparation of one or more drugs for prolonged contact with the skin
Pill
One or more drugs mixed with a cohesive material
Powder
a drug in fine powder
suppository
one or more drugs mixed in a firm base that dissolves at body tempature
Time release capsule
a gelatin capsule filled with forms of the drug that will dissolve over a period of time rather than all at once
Tablet
a powdered drug compressed into a hard small disk;may be found in many colors for easy identification

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