An inactive substance that serves as the vehicle or medium for a drug or other active substance: excipients are things like colouring agents, preservatives, and fillers
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- Authenticating pharmaceuticals - raw materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, and finished dosage forms - throughout the entire supply chain is essential for maintaining product integrity.
- It is talking about incompatibilities between the excipients and the active drug as something which should be considered?
- The tests showed that the new product can be safely used in serum/animal protein-free cell culture systems, as a pharmaceutical excipient and in drug delivery.
Early 18th century (as an adjective in the sense 'that takes exception'): from Latin excipient- 'taking out', from the verb excipere.
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