The bottom part of the capsule shell that contains the solid ingredients.
The top part of a two-piece gelatin capsule that fits over the capsule body.
The process of reducing particle size.
Two or more chemicals that change from a solid form to a liquid when mixed together.
The process of mixing two solid chemicals together by taking equal parts of each in small amounts, mixing them thoroughly, and continuing to add small, equal parts of each until both are thoroughly mixed.
A substance added to slightly wet powdered ingredients.
Sieve that has a number of small holes to allow a certain size of powders to pass through.
A mixture used to hold powders together when compounding lozenges.
An agent, such as starch or talc, that is added to ingredients that may form an eutectic micture if triturated together (prevents two or more chemicals from reacting when mixed).
The process of mixing an ointment on an ointment slab with a spatula to ensure uniformity of particles.
The process of reducing particle size using a mortar and pestle.
Mixing powders by placing them in a plastic bag or large jar and rotating it until mixing is completed.