Descriptor English: Capsules
Descriptor Spanish: Cápsulas
Descriptor cápsulas
Entry term(s) cápsula
Scope note: Contenedores duros o blandos utilizados para la administración oral de medicamentos.
Descriptor Portuguese: Cápsulas
Descriptor French: Capsules
Entry term(s): Capsule
Tree number(s): D26.255.150
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Hard or soft soluble containers used for the oral administration of medicine.
Annotation: IM for general only; NIM (no qualif) with specific drug IM (with qualif); /adv eff permitted but be careful: it may be the adv eff of the drug in capsule form, not the capsule; note entry term MICROCAPSULES: do not confuse with MICROENCAPSULATION see DRUG COMPOUNDING
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
DeCS ID: 2249
Unique ID: D002214
NLM Classification: QV 786.5.C3
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Capsules - Preferred
Concept UI M0003316
Scope note Hard or soft soluble containers used for the oral administration of medicine.
Preferred term Capsules
Entry term(s) Capsule
Microcapsules - Narrower
Concept UI M0003317
Preferred term Microcapsules
Entry term(s) Microcapsule

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