Definition : Devices designed to reduce pills and caplets to a powder. These crushers are typically a tabletop unit with a manual mechanism (e.g., a pressure level, twisting lid) to crush the pill and a detachable container (e.g., plastic bag or cup) to store the crushed pill. Pill crushers are used mainly in healthcare facilities and at home to facilitate the intake of drugs (e.g., vitamins), either directly or mixed with liquid or soft food.
Entry Terms : "Crushers"
UMDC code : 21913