ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Degrading

Deterioration of a surface finish so that pieces of the finish (or substrate) material, large enough to be visible to the unaided eye, dislodge without any direct physical contact and fall from the surface of the material.

Publication Source: ISPE Baseline® Guide, Vol. 1: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Second Edition

Publication Date: 2007

Degrading

Deterioration of a surface finish so that pieces of the finish (or substrate) material large enough to be visible to the unaided eye dislodge and fall from the surface of the material without any direct physical contact.

Publication Source: ISPE Baseline® Guide, Vol. 2: Oral Solid Dosage Forms (First Edition)
Publication Date: 1998

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