ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Assimilation of molecules or other substances into the physical structure of a liquid or solid without chemical reaction.

Publication Source: ISPE Baseline® Guide, Vol. 4: Water and Steam Systems (Second Edition)

Publication Date: 2011


The removal of a specific antigen or antibody from a sample (e.g., from serum) by adding the corresponding antibody or antigen.


The process by which medications reach the blood stream when administered other than intravenously, for example, through nasal membranes.

Publication Source: Committees on Human Research


The transport of the products of digestion from the intestinal tract into the blood.

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