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astringent

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

(ă-strin-jĕnt)

a drug that causes cells to shrink by precipitating proteins from their surfaces. Astringents are used in lotions to harden and protect the skin and to reduce...

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haemorrhoids

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

(piles) pl. n. enlargement of the normal spongy blood-filled cushions in the wall of the anus (internal haemorrhoids), usually a consequence of prolonged constipation or, less often,...

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Lassar's paste

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

(las-arz)

an ointment containing zinc oxide, starch, and salicylic acid in a soft paraffin base, used in the treatment of warts and calluses, scalp conditions, and other skin...

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sunscreen

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Cream or lotion containing ingredients that scatter solar radiation and thus block access to the skin surface by harmful levels of ultraviolet radiation, thereby reducing the risk of...

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zincite

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

A mineral form of zinc oxide, ZnO.

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