Definitions for ointments

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U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ointments

    Semisolid preparations used topically for protective emollient effects or as a vehicle for local administration of medications. Ointment bases are various mixtures of fats, waxes, animal and plant oils and solid and liquid hydrocarbons.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anne Chapas:

    I like to add thicker ointments to the hands, ones with lanolin or petrolatum are quite affective.

  2. Carsten Hamann:

    Kids who have eczema or atopic dermatitis use more lotions and creams and ointments, etc. Ostensibly, their caregivers who purchase these products to use on the kids' skin, give preference to products using these meaningless marketing terms.


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