Definition of Emollients

1. Noun. (plural of emollient) ¹



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Definition of Emollients

1. emollient [n] - See also: emollient

Medical Definition of Emollients

1. Oleagenous substances used topically to soothe, soften or protect skin or mucus membranes. They are usd also as vehicles for other dermatologic agents. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Emollients

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1. A Textbook of pharmacology and therapeutics, or, the Action of drugs in by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1906)
"emollients. emollients are bland, oily substances which are applied to the skin to ... The older emollients were chiefly animal and vegetable fats and oils, ..."

2. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1871)
"GB According to Trousseau and Pidoux, the name of emollients is given to those ... Then follows the division of emollients into the mucilaginous and the ..."

3. Therapeutics: its principles and practice by Horatio C. Wood (1906)
"emollients. TRUE emollients are perfectly bland, fatty substances, which, when applied to the skin, soften it and render it more pliable. ..."

4. Essentials of materia medica, therapeutics and prescription writing by Henry Morris (1906)
"What are emollients ? emollients. emollients are bland, fatty substances used ... Describe the emollients. ADEPS (lard), the prepared internal fat of the ..."

5. The elements of materia medica and therapeutics by Jonathan Pereira (1842)
"... and as emollients render the parts to which they are applied soft and flexible, that is, they produce relaxation, it becomes a DEFINITION. ..."

6. A Text-book of materia medica, therapeutics and pharmacology by George Frank Butler (1908)
"emollients are substances which soften, relax, and protect the tissues to which they are ... emollients and demulcents are largely interchangeable terms. ..."

7. An Analytical Compendium of the Various Branches of Medical Science: For the by John Neill, Francis Gurney Smith (1861)
"The usual method of applying emollients is by cataplasm, ... They are closely allied to emollients; in fact, they produce the same effect upon the internal ..."

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