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Aerosol

Aerosol
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Dispersion of liquid or solid material in a gas.
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Aglutinante

Binder
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Substance that acts as adhesive to bind together powders for making tablets (direct tableting) or granules (granulation) that are mainly used in tableting.
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Ampolla

Ampule
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A small glass vial sealed after filling.
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Colirio

Eye drops
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Sterile solution suitably compounded and dispensed for instillation into the eye.
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Comprimido efervescente

Effervescent tablet
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Solid preparation that on contact with water breaks apart by the effect of gas evolution in order to facilitate dissolution or dispersion of the active ingredient before ingestion.
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Comprimido sublingual

Sublingual tablets
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Usually small, flat, and soft tablets, which are designed to be placed under the tongue to allow direct absorption of the active ingredient through the mucosa for systemic effect.
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Cubierta entérica

Enteric coating
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Coating for oral formulations in order to prevent disintegration or inactivation of a drug in the acidic conditions of the stomach.
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Deslizante

Glidant
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A substance that is added to a powder to improve its flowability by reducing interparticle friction and cohesion.
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Diluyente

Diluent
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A component of a tablet or capsule, usually present to add bulk to the dosage form.
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Disgregante

Disintegrant
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An excipient that facilitates the disintegration of a tablet or other dosage form in contact with water or gastro-intestinal fluid.
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Emulgente

Emulsifier
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A surface-active agent promoting the formation and stabilization of an emulsion.
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Emulsión

Emulsion
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A system containing two immiscible liquids in which one is dispersed, in the form of small globules (internal phase), throughout the other (external phase).
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Excipiente

Excipient
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A substance formulated alongside the active ingredient of a medication.
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Gota

Drop
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A volume of liquid regarded as a unit of dosage.
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Granulación

Granulation
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Process in which powder particles are made to aggregate to larger particles called granules.
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Ingrediente

Ingredient
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Something that is a component part of any combination or mixture.
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Lubricante

Lubricant
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Used as processing aid in tablet and capsule manufacturing, to facilitate the movement of the formulation, and to reduce the energy of compression.
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Mezcla

Admixture
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The product that results from adding a drug to a parenteral solution for administration to a patient.
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Nebulizador

Nebulizer
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Device that disperses liquids to aerosols for therapeutic use by inhalation through a mask.
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Parche

Patch
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A usually disk-shaped piece of material that is worn on the skin and contains a drug that is absorbed at a constant rate through the skin and into the bloodstream.
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Suspensión

Suspension
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A class of pharmacopoeial preparations of finely divided, undissolved drugs dispersed in liquid vehicles for oral or parenteral use.
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