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emollient <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran

in A Dictionary of Nursing

Seventh edition

Published in print May 2017 | ISBN: 9780198788454
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191830358
emollient n.

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an agent that soothes and softens the skin, such as lanolin or liquid paraffin. Emollients are used alone as moisturizers

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Subjects: Nursing

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