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Definition of Enteric-coated

Enteric-coated: Coated with a material that permits transit through the stomach to the small intestine before the medication is released.

The term "enteric" means "of or relating to the small intestine."

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3254
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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