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active ingredient
ingredient which is responsible for the action of a product (cleaning action, therapeutic action of medication, etc.)

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Active ingredient
An active ingredient (AI) is the ingredient in a pharmaceutical drug or a pesticide that is biologically active. The similar terms active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and bulk active are also used in medicine, and the term active substance may be used for pesticide formulations. Some medications and pesticide products may contain more than one active ingredient. The traditional word for the API is pharmacon or pharmakon (from , adapted from pharmacos) which originally denoted a magical substance or drug.

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A Dictionary of Alternative Medicine Methods

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active ingredient
A product component responsible for an effect the product was designed to have.

The Glossary of the American Council on Science and Health

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active ingredient
A product component responsible for an effect the product was designed to have.


EPA Terms of Environment Dictionary

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Active Ingredient
In any pesticide product, the component that kills, or otherwise controls, target pests. Pesticides are regulated primarily on the basis of active ingredients.

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