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Tablet: Quiz


Question 1: If the active ingredient of a tablet is sensitive to acid, or is irritant to the stomach lining, an enteric coating can be used, which is resistant to ________ acid, and dissolves in the less acidic area of the intestines.
StomachSmall intestineColon (anatomy)Vermiform appendix

Question 2: The tablet is just one of the many forms that an oral drug can take such as syrups, elixirs, suspensions, and ________.
Cream (pharmaceutical)ColloidEmulsionDosage form

Question 3: Examples of binders/adhesives include aqueous preparations of cornstarch, natural gums such as acacia, cellulose derivatives such as methyl cellulose, ________, and povidone.
LysineGelatinAmino acidEgg (food)

Question 4: Some drugs may be deactivated by the ________ when they are carried there from the gastrointestinal tract by the hepatic portal vein (the "first pass effect"), making them unsuitable for oral use.
PancreasLiverImmune systemEndocrine system

Question 5: Enteric coatings are also used for medicines that can be negatively affected by taking a long time to reach the ________, where they are absorbed.
StomachColon (anatomy)Vermiform appendixSmall intestine

Question 6: Modern tablet coatings are polymer and polysaccharide based, with plasticizers and ________ included.

Question 7: Opaque materials like ________ can protect light-sensitive actives from photodegradation[citation needed].
Titanium dioxide4-Methylbenzylidene camphorTitanium tetrachlorideZinc oxide

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