: a usually inert substance (such as gum arabic or starch) that forms a vehicle (as for a drug)
Examples of excipient in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe lipid excipient surrounds and protects the active ingredient in the vaccine.
Laura Cooper, WSJ, 11 Dec. 2021 Between 2015 to 2019, health-care professionals, patients, and manufacturers filed nearly 2,500 reports to the FDA about an adverse reaction to an excipient.
Popular Science, 15 Sep. 2020 But their problems are a bit of a medical mystery, because Merck hasn't changed the active ingredient in Levothyrox; what's new are the excipients, ingredients that help stabilize and bulk up the drug.
Yves Sciama, Science | AAAS, 27 Sep. 2017 The new version contains mannitol and citric acid—both innocuous and widely used as excipients—instead of lactose.
Yves Sciama, Science | AAAS, 27 Sep. 2017
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Medical Definition of excipient
: a usually inert substance (as gum arabic, syrup, lanolin, or starch) that forms a vehicle (as for a drug or antigen)especially: one that in the presence of sufficient liquid gives a medicated mixture the adhesive quality needed for the preparation of pills or tablets