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deodorant

 [de-o´dor-ant]
1. destroying or masking offensive odors.
2. an agent that so acts.

de·o·dor·ant

(dē-ō'dĕr-ant),
1. Eliminating or masking a smell, especially an unpleasant one.
2. An agent having such an action; especially a cosmetic combined with an antiperspirant. Synonym(s): deodorizer
[L. de- priv. + odoro, pp. -atus, to give an odor to, fr. odor, a smell]

deodorant

/de·odor·ant/ (de-o´der-int)
1. masking offensive odors.
2. an agent that so acts.

deodorant

[dē·ō′dərənt]
Etymology: L, de + odor, smell
1 adj, destroying or masking odors.
2 n, a substance that destroys or masks odors. Underarm deodorants are available as sprays, creams, solid gels, and liquids containing an antiperspirant, such as aluminum chloride, aluminum hydroxyl, aluminum sulfate, or aluminum zirconyl hydroxychloride. These aluminum salts may suppress sweat production and also form an obstructive hydroxide gel in sweat ducts. Vaginal deodorant sprays contain a fatty ester emollient, a masking fragrance, and an antimicrobial agent, such as benzethonium chloride, chlorhexidine hydrochloride, or triacetin; they are often associated with allergic reactions. Room and breath deodorants contain masking agents, such as mint, pine, eucalyptus, lemon, lavender, rosemary, sassafras, or thyme. Ozone masks odors by decreasing olfactory sensitivity. Chlorophyll has a deodorizing action that is enhanced by crotonic acid. Also called antibromic.

de·o·dor·ant

(dē-ō'dŏr-ănt)
1. Eliminating or masking a smell, especially an unpleasant one.
2. An agent having such an action, especially a cosmetic combined with an antiperspirant.
Synonym(s): deodorizer.
[L. de- priv. + odoro, pp. -atus, to give an odor to, fr. odor, a smell]

deodorant

agent that corrects offensive odours by absorption (e.g. powdered charcoal), antiseptic action (preventing bacterial decomposition of sweat), oxidization (e.g. potassium permanganate, hydrogen peroxide) or decreasing sweat flow (e.g. topical formalin, aluminium acetate, charcoal, boric acid)

deodorant,

n a substance that masks or eradicates odors.

deodorant

1. destroying or masking odors.
2. an agent that masks offensive odors.

Patient discussion about deodorant

Q. Does a women wear men's deodorant can get breast cancer? I love partying. I used to go out with my boyfriend on Saturdays to dance clubs. I am crazy about the fragrance of my boyfriend’s deodorant. One day I asked him to lend his deo to me for just one party. He said that men’s deo can cause breast cancer in ladies. I am afraid of using it. But I could not overcome my feelings. I like to try it out once, only once. Is it true that women that wear men's deodorant can get breast cancer? (I love the fragrance of Old spice!)

A. naaaa! that's just an urban myth. there isn't any difference between women's or men's deodorant. neither of them should cause breast cancer... but they both contain aluminum which is generally not good for you.

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