April 6, 2011

New Word Wednesday #12


- noun
- pharmacology
- a
substance used to bind the contents of a pill or tablet.

I've heard people say the generic version of a brand-name drug doesn't work the same which seems illogical since the generic equivalent* uses the same chemical as the original brand; however, it is not uncommon for the excipients to be different which could result in a difference.

* a generic therapeutic alternative is a drug with different chemicals but intended to have the same effect

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