1. Cylindrical graduates
    Graduates that have volumetric markings and parallel sides from to to bottom.
  2. Conical graduates
    Graduates with volumetric markings for measuring liquids. The sides of the graduate flare out from the bottom to the top.
  3. Capsule filling machine
    A device that holds the capsule body while it is being filled with powdered ingredients before it is capped.
  4. Aliqout
    Calculations required when the quantity of a drug required for a compound is less than the minimum amount that can be weighed on a class a prescription balance.
  5. Beakers
    Glass receptacles that are suitable for mixing liquid preparations but not for accurately measuring volume.
  6. Meniscus
    The curved margin formed at the to of a liquid being measured in a graduate. The management should be taken at the bottom of the curve.
  7. Oral syringe
    A syringe intended to administer oral liquids; also used as a measuring device in compounding.
  8. Pipettes
    Thin hollow tubes used for volumetric measuring; they may be either single-volume or calibrated to measure more than one amount.
  9. Ovals
    Another name for amber prescription bottles with volumetric markings.
  10. Prescription torsion balance
    Class A or class III double pan torsion balance calibrated to specific standards acceptable for prescription compounding.
  11. Prescription quality weights
    Prescription weights that have been checked for accuracy by the Department of Weights and Measures.
  12. Prescription weights
    A set of finely calibrated metric and apothecary weights approved for use in prescription compounding.
  13. Weighing paper
    Coated paper that comes in varying sizes and can be creased to form a pocket to hold the substance being weighed.
  14. Weighing boat
    Small plastic receptacle used to hold a substance to be weighed.
  15. Electronic balance
    A single pan balance with internal weights and a digital readout display.
  16. Tare
    The process of adding a weighing receptacle to an electronic balance to zero out the weight so that the balance will accurately weigh the chemical.
  17. Mortars
    Pharmacy receptacles used for mixing, triturating, or pulverizing substances.
  18. Pestals
    Devices used with mortars to mix, triturate, or pulverize substances being compounded.
  19. Stirring rods
    Thin glass rods of varying lengths that are used to mix liquids in a beaker to form a homogenous mixture.
  20. Spatulas
    Tools consisting of a wood or plastic handle and stainless steel or plastic blades of varying sizes, used for several functions associated with compounding.
  21. Levigate
    To reduce the particle size of a chemical by triturating or spatulating it with a small amount of liquid in which it is not soluble.
  22. Spatulate
    The process of using a spatula to evenly mix an ointment and eliminate graininess in the final product.
  23. Filter paper
    Porous paper intended to be placed in a funnel to remove unwanted substances from a liquid preparation.
  24. Ointment pad
    A pad of papers used to spatulate ointments in lieu of a glass ointment slab.
  25. Lozenge molds
    Manufactured devices for measuring and despensing lozenge formulations.
  26. Suppository molds
    Aluminum molds of 1- or 2-mL capacity designed to shape a suppository formulation as it cools and hardens. There are also many types of disposable molds for suppositories.
  27. Ointment mill
    A device used to process ointments to ensure their smooth consistency.
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