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Pharmaceutics production: technician securing the metal spray head used to deliver a specific coating onto tablets. Special coatings are used to encourage the drug to be absorbed at a particular site. Enteric coatings, for example, are designed to resist gastric acid & thus protect the medicine as it passes through the stomach.
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