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ointment
/ˈɔɪntmənt/
noun
a substance, usually smooth and oily, rubbed on the skin for medical purposes
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lozenge
/ˈɫɔzəndʒ/
noun
a sweet-flavored small and often lozenge-shaped tablet that dissolves in one's mouth, usually taken for sore throat
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drops
/ˈdɹɑps/
noun
a liquid medication that is administered in small quantities, typically using a dropper or similar device
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sublingual administration
/sˈʌblɪŋɡwəl ɐdmˌɪnɪstɹˈeɪʃən/
noun
a method of delivering medication or substances by placing them under the tongue
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chewable tablet
/tʃjˈuːəbəl tˈæblət/
noun
a medication that can be bitten and chewed before swallowing
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draught
/ˈdɹæft/
noun
a dose of a medicine in the form of a liquid
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serum
/ˈsɪɹəm/
noun
the clear, yellowish fluid component of blood that remains after clotting, containing water, electrolytes, antibodies, and various proteins
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orally disintegrating tablet
/ˈoːɹəli dˌɪsˈɪntɪɡɹˌeɪɾɪŋ tˈæblət/
noun
a type of medication that dissolves quickly in the mouth without the need for water or chewing
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effervescent tablet
/ˌɛfɚvˈɛsənt tˈæblət/
noun
a type of medication or supplement that dissolves in water, producing a fizzy or bubbly solution, often used for oral consumption
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spansule
/spˈænsjuːl/
noun
an extended-release capsule or tablet that gradually releases medication over an extended period of time, reducing the need for frequent dosing
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over-the-counter
/ˌoʊvɚðəkˈaʊntɚ/
adjective
(of drugs and medicines) available for purchase without a physician's prescription
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scored tablet
/skˈoːɹd tˈæblət/
noun
a medication tablet that has a line or groove on its surface, allowing it to be easily divided or broken into smaller doses if necessary, typically to accommodate different dosage strengths or individual dosage needs
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pill
/ˈpɪɫ/
noun
a small round medication we take whole when we are sick
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placebo
/pɫəˈsiboʊ/
noun
a medicine without any physiological effect that is given to a control group in an experiment to measure the effectiveness of a new drug or to patients who think they need medicine when in reality they do not
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salve
/ˈsɑv/
noun
anything that is soothing or acts as a remedy for a wound, burn, etc.
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tablet
/ˈtæbɫət/
noun
a small round piece of medicine, containing an active drug and excipients, that should usually be swallowed
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