demulcent


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de·mul·cent

 (dĭ-mŭl′sənt)
adj.
Serving to soothe or soften.
n.
A soothing, usually mucilaginous or oily substance, such as glycerin or lanolin, used especially to relieve pain in inflamed or irritated mucous membranes.

[Latin dēmulcēns, dēmulcent-, present participle of dēmulcēre, to soften : dē-, de- + mulcēre, to stroke.]

demulcent

(dɪˈmʌlsənt)
adj
soothing; mollifying
n
(Pharmacology) a drug or agent that soothes the irritation of inflamed or injured skin surfaces
[C18: from Latin dēmulcēre to caress soothingly, from de- + mulcēre to stroke]

de•mul•cent

(dɪˈmʌl sənt)

adj.
1. soothing or mollifying, as a medicinal substance.
n.
2. a demulcent substance or agent, often mucilaginous.
[1725–35; < Latin dēmulcent-, s. of dēmulcēns, present participle of dēmulcēre to stroke, soothe =dē- de- + mulcēre to soothe]

demulcent

a medicine or other preparation that has a soothing or emollient influence on an inflamed area.
See also: Remedies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demulcent - a medication (in the form of an oil or salve etc.) that soothes inflamed or injured skin
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Adj.1.demulcent - having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
Translations

de·mul·cent

n. emoliente, demulcente, aceite u otro agente que suaviza y alivia molestias de la piel.
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It also serves as a demulcent, forming a protective coating in the mouth providing temporary pain relief," he notes.
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It is also used as aphrodisiac, laxative, cooling, demulcent, antiseptic, and tonic.
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The root tuber is sweet, oily and it has cooling effect and used in the form of tonic, demulcent and refrigerant for fever, inflammation, etc.
3] The plant is used for multiple purposes in traditional medicines, such as sedative, hypnotic, expectorant, cough suppressant, purgative, demulcent, diuretic, antiseptic, vasorelaxant, and antispasmodic and hence used to manage bronchitis, asthma, pertussis, gastrointestinal, and other various ailments.
Treatment: A demulcent which can help by coating the throat and soothing the passage of the upper respiratory tract.
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