emollition

emollition

(ˌɪməˈlɪʃən)
n
the action of becoming soft
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The latter is colonized by Propionibacterium spp., a lipophilic bacterium that hydrolyses triglycerides present in sebum into free fatty acids resulting in skin acidification and emollition [5,137, 38].
[11] Owing to its electrochemical properties, salt and saline ions, when deposed on the respiratory tract, not only result in eliminating bacteria and other microorganisms but also aid in determining the emollition, liquefaction, and fluidization of the mucus off the airways, which remove the foreign matters present in the cilia within the microcavities of the respiratory tract, thereby determining the progressive and long-term relief of breathing, the natural and easy expectoration, and the elimination of allergen or bacterial matters through the reflex phenomena of coughing and nose secretions.