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Transmucosal Drug Delivery in the Oral Cavity

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Offering advantages over conventional methods, transmucosal drug delivery presents an alternative to the traditional enteral, intravenous or intramuscular routes.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe oral transmucosal drug delivery, and the specific tissues that are the primary focus of this transmission route.
  2. List the advantages and limitations of this method of drug administration.
  3. Explain various forms of oral transmucosal delivery, and clinical applications for this approach.

This course was issued in the December 2018 issue and expires 12/31/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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