hydrophilic ointment


hydrophilic ointment
noun
pharmacy : an ointment base easily removable with water

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  • hydrophilic ointment — n an ointment base easily removable with water * * * [USP] a water in oil emulsion consisting of methylparaben, propylparaben, sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, white petrolatum, and purified water; used as an ointment… …   Medical dictionary

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  • hydrophilic petrolatum — [USP] a mixture of cholesterol, stearyl alcohol, and white wax, in white petrolatum; used as an absorbent ointment base and topical skin protectant …   Medical dictionary

  • stearyl alcohol — An ingredient of hydrophilic ointment and hydrophilic petrolatum; also used in the preparation of creams. * * * stea·ryl alcohol stē ə .ril , sti .ril n an unctuous solid alcohol C18H38O that has uses similar to those of cetyl alcohol * * * 1. a… …   Medical dictionary

  • cetostearyl alcohol — A component of the hydrophilic ointment ingredient known as emulsifying wax; a mixture of solid aliphatic alcohols consisting chiefly of stearyl and cetyl alcohols. * * * [NF] a mixture of stearyl alcohol and cetyl alcohol, used as an emulsifier; …   Medical dictionary

  • polyoxyl 40 stearate — A mixture of the monostearate and distearate esters of a condensation polymer, H(OCH2CH2)n OCOC16H32CH3 (n is approximately 40); it is a nonionic surface active agent used as an emulsifying agent in hydrophilic ointment and other emulsions …   Medical dictionary

  • propylene — Methylethylene; a gaseous olefinic hydrocarbon. SYN: propene. p. glycol a solvent for several water insoluble drugs intended for parenteral administration; an ingredient of hydrophilic ointment; a viscous organic solvent frequen …   Medical dictionary

  • HPO — high pressure oxygen; hydroperoxide; hydrophilic ointment; hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy …   Medical dictionary

  • HPO — • high pressure oxygen; • hydroperoxide; • hydrophilic ointment; • hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • Gel — For other uses, see Gel (disambiguation). An upturned vial of hair gel A gel (from the lat. gelu freezing, cold, ice or gelatus frozen, immobile) is a solid, jelly like material that can have properties ranging from soft and weak to hard and… …   Wikipedia