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Disintegration Apparatus

The U.S. Pharmacopeia standard disintegration tester uses two baskets with mesh bottoms, which are slowly moved up and down in a water bath at 37 °C. Tablets are placed in the disintegration tester baskets and the time taken for them to disintegrate is noted.

Aim and objectives

The disintegration test is used to show how quickly the tablet breaks down into smaller particles, allowing for a greater surface area and availability of the drug when taken by a patient. The disintegration test is used to show how quickly the tablet breaks down into smaller particles, allowing for a greater surface area and availability of the drug when taken by a patient.