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Ultrasonic dispersion of solid drugs

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dc.contributor.advisor Mortimer BJP, Dr en
dc.contributor.author De Queiros RF en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T05:51:34Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T05:51:34Z
dc.date.submitted 2001 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/2793
dc.description.abstract It has long been recognized that one of the preferred ways of administering medication is orally in solid form, such as pills. Medication in solid form is the least expensive form in which to manufacture and package. It is a preferred non-invasive distribution method and is the best form to avoid tampering. However, some patients cannot swallow or have difficulty swallowing standard oral nutrients or medications. For example, many old people have difficulty swallowing tablets. Furthermore, patients who must ingest nutrients through feeding tubes cannot swallow individual medication dosage formed as pills. The above patients require that their medication be presented in a solution or liquid form. In the past, the solution for the above problems was to use manually pill-crushing methods. However, these methods require cleaning after each use to avoid cross-contamination, they are time consuming, require a considerable force to completely crush the pills, making them inefficient. It is the purpose of this research to investigate and develop a proprietary ultrasonic crushing system, for the care-giver industry, as an alternative to the previous techniques. The system will completely disperse most solid drugs in significantly less time and in a secure manner. There will be no cross-contamination and it will be much easier to clean. The final system will be quieter, easy-to-use, portable and durable, solving the problem of previous methods. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Electrical and Electronic engineering en
dc.title Ultrasonic dispersion of solid drugs en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MTech : Electrical Engineering en


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