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Antioxidante

Antioxidant
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Substance used in pharmaceutical formulations to inhibit the reaction with oxygen in the surrounding atmosphere.
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Cápsula

Capsule
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A solid dosage form in which the drug is enclosed in a hard or soft soluble container, usually of a form of gelatine.
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Comprimido

Tablet
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Solid dosage form compressed into a specific shape containing medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents.
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Conservante

Preservative
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Substance included in pharmaceutical formulations to inhibit the growth or kill microorganisms inadvertently introduced during manufacture or use.
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Crema

Cream
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A semisolid emulsion of either the oil-in-water or the water-in-oil type, ordinarily intended for topical use.
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Estabilidad

Stability
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The extent to which a product retains, within specified limits and throughout its period of storage and use, the same properties and characteristics that it possessed at the time of its manufacture.
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Excipiente

Excipient
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Pharmacologically inactive component of a dosage form. It may contribute to shape, appearance, patient acceptability, stability, biopharmaceutical profile, and improvement of the manufacturing process.
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Fecha de caducidad

Expiry date
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Date given by the manufacturer in uncoded form, based on the stability of the pharmaceutical product, beyond which it shall not be used; expiration date.
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Forma de dosificación

Dosage form
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The physical structure and appearance in which a drug is dispensed for use.
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Fórmula magistral

Magistral formula
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Any medicinal product prepared in a pharmacy in accordance with a prescription for an individual patient.
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Formulación

Formulation
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Form under which a drug is presented as medicinal product.
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Jarabe

Syrup
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Liquid preparation of high sugar concentration with or without medicinal and additional flavouring substances.
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Lote

Batch
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Specific quantity of a drug or other material that is intended to have uniform character and quality, and is produced according to a single manufacturing order; lot.
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Materia prima

Raw material
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An unprocessed natural product used in manufacture.
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Píldora

Pill
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A small globular mass of some coherent, but soluble, substance containing a medicinal substance to be swallowed.
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Polvo

Powder
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Dry solid material consisting of many, usually free flowing, fine particles.
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Pomada

Ointment
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A semisolid preparation usually containing medicinal substances and intended for external application.
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Supositorio

Suppository
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A small solid preparation shaped for ready introduction into one of the orifices of the body (rectum, urethra, vagina), for systemic or local effect. It is made of a substance, usually medicated, which is solid at room temperatures but melts at body temperature.
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