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Water, Featured Excipient:

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  Nov/Dec 1997 - Diverse Ambulatory Patients
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Abstract:  Water is the best known and most abundant of all chemical compounds occurring in a relatively pure form on the earth’s surface. This article discusses potable water; Purified Water USP; Water for Injection USP; Sterile Water for Injection USP; Bacteriostatic Water for Injection USP; Sterile Water for Inhalation USP; sterile water for irrigation; carbon dioxide-free water; deaerated water; and bromine water, chlorine water and stronger ammonia water. It also covers tests that can be performed with minimal equipment for checking water quality at a local facility. Tables provide information regarding characteristics and specifications for the different USP waters and some uses or applications of the different USP waters for compounding purposes.

Related Keywords: Bacteriostatic, Purified

Related Categories: EXCIPIENTS, SUPPORT

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