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Question 1: Enteric refers to the small intestine, therefore enteric coatings prevent release of medication before it reaches the ________.
Vermiform appendixColon (anatomy)Small intestineStomach

Question 2: An enteric coating is a barrier applied to oral medication that controls the location in the ________ where it is absorbed.
DigestionStomachEndocrine systemImmune system

Question 3: Similarly, certain groups of azoles (________, omeprazole, pantoprazole and all grouped azoles) are acid-unstable.

Question 4: Materials used for enteric coatings include ________, waxes, shellac and plastics.
Fatty acidLipidButyric acidLinoleic acid

Question 5: Drugs that have an irritant effect on the stomach, such as ________, can be coated with a substance that will only dissolve in the small intestine.
DiclofenacAspirinNon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugIbuprofen

Question 6: Recently, some companies have begun to utilize enteric coatings on ________ (omega 3 fatty acids) supplements.
Linseed oilFish productsFish oilSeafood

Question 7: For example, they will not dissolve in the acidic juices of the ________ (pH ~3), but they will in the higher pH (above pH 5.5) environment present in the small intestine.
RectumColon (anatomy)StomachVermiform appendix

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