liquid petrolatum

liquid petrolatum
noun also liquid paraffin
: a transparent oily liquid obtained usually by distilling petroleum fractions boiling between 330° C and 390° C and used chiefly in medicine for treating constipation and especially formerly as a demulcent and solvent for nose and throat medication — called also mineral oil, white mineral oil

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liquid petrolatum,
= mineral oil. (Cf.mineral oil)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • liquid petrolatum — n MINERAL OIL (2) * * * mineral oil …   Medical dictionary

  • liquid petrolatum. — See mineral oil. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • liquid petrolatum. — See mineral oil. [1900 05] …   Useful english dictionary

  • liquid paraffin — noun see liquid petrolatum * * * ˌliquid ˈparaffin 7 [liquid paraffin] (BrE) (NAmE ˈmineral oil) …   Useful english dictionary

  • heavy liquid petrolatum — mineral oil …   Medical dictionary

  • light liquid petrolatum — light mineral oil …   Medical dictionary

  • petrolatum — A yellowish mixture of the softer members of the paraffin or methane series of hydrocarbons, obtained from petroleum as an intermediate product in its distillation; used as a soothing application to burns and abrasions of the skin and as a base… …   Medical dictionary

  • mineral oil — A mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum, used as a vehicle in pharmaceutical preparations; occasionally used as an intestinal lubricant; can interfere with absorption of fat soluble vitamins. SYN: heavy liquid petrolatum, liquid… …   Medical dictionary

  • light mineral oil — [NF] light white mineral oil a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained from petrolatum, with a specific gravity of 0.818–0.880; used similarly to mineral oil. Called also light liquid paraffin and light liquid petrolatum …   Medical dictionary

  • mineral oil — a colorless, oily, almost tasteless, water insoluble liquid, usually of either a standard light density (light mineral oil) or a standard heavy density (heavy mineral oil), consisting of mixtures of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum by… …   Universalium

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