ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Vehicle

The host organism used for the replication or expression of a cloned gene or other sequence. The term is little used and is often confused with vector.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

See also: Vector

Vehicle

Any solvent or carrier fluid in a pharmaceutical product that has no pharmacological role. For example, water is the vehicle for xilocaine and propylene glycol is the vehicle for many antibiotics.

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