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Pulvule

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Updated May 09, 2013

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Definition: The term pulvule is a registered trademark of the drug manufacturer Eli Lilly and Company. It refers to gelatin-based capsules that have a dose of powdered medication inside them. The moisture of your saliva helps them become slick, making them easier to swallow.

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