demulcent

protects the mucus membranes ( throat ) and counters irritation

Demulcent

A demulcent (derived from the demulcere `caress`) is an agent that forms a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane. Demulcents are sometimes referred to as mucoprotective agents. Demulcents such as pectin, glycerin, honey, and syrup are common ingredients in cough mixtures. These demulcents wil.....
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Demulcent

Anti-irritant. A herb rich in mucilage that is soothing, bland, offering protection to inflamed or irritable mucous surfaces
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Demulcent

• (a.) Softening; mollifying; soothing; assuasive; as, oil is demulcent. • (n.) A substance, usually of a mucilaginous or oily nature, supposed to be capable of soothing an inflamed nervous membrane, or protecting it from irritation. Gum Arabic, glycerin, olive oil, etc., are demulcents.
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demulcent

(de-mul´sәnt) soothing; bland. a soothing mucilaginous or oily medicine or application.
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demulcent

emollient adjective having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
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Demulcent

De·mul'cent adjective [ Latin demulcens , present participle of demulcere .] Softening; mollifying; soothing; assuasive; as, oil is demulcent .
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Demulcent

An agent that soothes and softens irritated tissue, particularly mucous membranes.
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Demulcent

An agent that soothes internal membranes, traditionally separated from external soothing agents, emollients.
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demulcent

demulcent 1. A reference to the soothing nature of medicines. 2. A description of things like a soothing melody or a soothing demeanor. 3. To soothe; to mollify; to pacify; to soften.
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Demulcent

Demulcent: Soothing. The word 'demulcent' comes from the Latin verb, 'demulcere' meaning 'to caress.' Something that is demulcent is caressing. The term 'demulcent' refers to an agent, such as an oil, that forms a soothing film when administered onto the surface of a mucous membrane. A demulcent is meant to relieve the irritation of the inflamed mu...
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demulcent

emulsifier; something soothing
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Demulcent

Herbs that are usually rich in mucilage and can soothe and protect damaged or inflamed tissue. Fenugreek, Licorice, Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm.
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Demulcent

Soothes, protects, and relieves the irritation of inflamed mucous membranes and other surfaces. (i.e., Protects stomach and urinary bladder lining). Examples
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demulcent

Soothing, bland, allaying the irritation of inflamed or abraded surfaces. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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demulcent

soothing; bland; allaying the irritation of inflamed or abraded surfaces.
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demulcent

Type: Term Pronunciation: dĕ-mŭl′sent Definitions: 1. Soothing; relieving irritation. 2. An agent, such as a mucilage or oil, that soothes and relieves irritation, especially of the mucous surfaces.
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demulcent

[adj] - having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin 2. [n] - a medication (in the form of an oil or salve etc.) that soothes inflamed or injured skin
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