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Dosage, Forms, Terminology, Austin, Community, College, Unit 1

Parenteral route into the muscle

intramuscular

A tablet placed under the tongue

Sublingual

A tablet placed in the cheek pouch

Buccal

A tablet dissolved in the mouth for local action

Lozenge ( troche)

A coated tablet that dissolves in the intestines instead of in the stomach

Enteric-coated

A capsule that has delayed action over a longer period of time

Sustained- release

A liquid drug form with an alcohol base

Elixir

A liquid medication that must be shaken before administration

Suspension

Drugs given by the rectal route include

Suppositories and enemas

Parenteral route into fatty, connective tissue

Subcutaneous

A multiple dosed container for parenteral administration

Vial

A single dosed container for parenteral administration.

Ampule

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