friar's balsam

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friar's balsam

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(Pharmacology) a compound containing benzoin, mixed with hot water, and used as an inhalant to relieve colds and sore throats
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Then the sites of the smears were compressed with a tincture of benzoin. Fixation of the slides by gentle heat was demonstrated.
* Podophyllin resin 10% to 25% in a compound tincture of benzoin. A small amount should be applied to each wart and allowed to air-dry.
After radiation is completed, the frame is removed and the pin sites are cleaned and sealed with tincture of benzoin. The period of post-treatment observation depends on the type and location of the tumor.
If bleeding occurs, pressure is applied and the wound is sealed with the tincture of benzoin and a pressure bandage.
For some dressings that needed to be in place for several days, Mastisol[R] liquid adhesive or compound tincture of benzoin was applied to the surrounding skin before the dressing was secured.
For 26 years, I had an antiquated system that consisted of Tincture of Benzoin and ostomy cement to adhere a Trojan-enz condom onto my penis.
Tincture of benzoin, which is an alcoholic solution, is a yellowish-brown fluid.
Another preventive measure is applying the stickum "tincture of benzoin" (pronounced BEN-zoh-win), available at drugstores, to the skin before carefully pulling on your tights (avoiding wrinkles).