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compound

 [kom´pownd]
1. made up of diverse elements or ingredients.
2. a substance made up of two or more materials.
3. in chemistry, a substance made up of two or more elements in union. The elements are united chemically, which means that each of the original elements loses its individual characteristics once it has combined with the other element(s). When elements combine they do so in definite proportions by weight; this is why the union of hydrogen and oxygen always produces water. Sugar, salt, and vinegar are examples of compounds.

Organic compounds are those containing carbon atoms; inorganic compounds are those that do not contain carbon atoms.
clathrate c's inclusion complexes in which molecules of one type are trapped within cavities of another substance, such as within a crystalline lattice structure or large molecule.
quaternary ammonium compound an organic compound containing a quaternary ammonium group, a nitrogen atom carrying a single positive charge bonded to four carbon atoms, e.g., choline.

com·pound

(kom'pownd),
1. chemistry a substance formed by the covalent or electrostatic union of two or more atoms, generally differing entirely in physical characteristics from any of its components.
2. pharmacy denoting a preparation containing several ingredients. For compounds not listed here, see the specific chemical or pharmaceutical names.
[through O.Fr., fr. L. compono]

compound

/com·pound/ (kom´pownd)
1. made up of two or more parts or ingredients.
2. a substance made up of two or more materials.
3. in chemistry, a substance consisting of two or more elements in union.
4. to combine to form a whole; unite.

clathrate compounds  inclusion complexes in which molecules of one type are trapped within cavities of another substance, such as within a crystalline lattice structure or large molecule.
inorganic compound  a compound of chemical elements containing no carbon atoms.
organic compound  a compound of chemical elements containing carbon atoms.
organometallic compound  one in which carbon is linked to a metal.
quaternary ammonium compound  an organic compound containing a quaternary ammonium group, a nitrogen atom carrying a single positive charge bonded to four carbon atoms, e.g., choline.

compound

Etymology: L, componere, to assemble
, [kom′pound]
1 n, (in chemistry) a substance composed of two or more different elements, chemically combined in definite proportions, that cannot be separated by physical means.
2 n, any substance composed of two or more different ingredients.
3 adj, denoting an injury characterized by multiple factors, such as a compound fracture.
4 [kəmpound′] , v, to make a substance by combining ingredients, such as a pharmaceutic.

compound

Chemistry
noun A substance made up of ≥ 2 elements.

Pharmacology
verb To combine two or more active pharmacologic agents into a single preparation, often referred to as a “dosage form”.

compound

Clinical pharmacology verb To combine two or more active pharmacologics to produce a single preparation, often referred to as a dosage form. See Formulation.

com·pound

(kom'pownd)
1. chemistry A substance formed by the covalent or electrostatic union of two or more elements, generally differing entirely in physical characteristics from any of its components.
2. pharmacy A preparation containing several ingredients.

compound

(of plant structures) made up of several similar parts, as in a leaf compound of several leaflets. A simple structure is one not divided into similar parts.

compound,

n 1. in chemistry, a distinct substance produced by chemical combination of two or more elements, the atoms of which are held together by chemical bonds.
2. in herbal medicine, a mixture of two or more herbs that act synergistically. See also element and molecule.

com·pound

(kom'pownd)
1. chemistry a substance formed by the covalent or electrostatic union of two or more atoms, generally differing entirely in physical characteristics from its components.
2. pharmacy denoting a preparation of several ingredients.

compound,

n 1. a combination of elements held together in a well-defined pattern by chemical bonds. In pharmacy, a mixture of drugs.
2. a thermoplastic substance used as a nonelastic impression material.
compound A, B, E, F, S,
compound cone,
n a compound in the form of a cone or pyramid; used for impressions of individual preparations.
compound, impression (modeling compound),
n See compound.
compound, intermetallic,
n a compound of two metals in which the metals are only partially soluble in one another; exhibits a homogeneous grain structure, but the atoms do not intermingle randomly in all proportions.
compound, modeling,
n See compound, impression.
compound, phenolic,
n a mouthwash made from essential oils in combination with alcohol that is available over the counter and approved by the American Dental Association for use in controlling plaque and gingivitis. Also called
essential oils mouthrinses.
compound tracing stick,
n a compound dispensed in stick form.
compound, tray,
n a compound similar to impression compound but with less flow and more viscosity when soft and more rigidity when chilled.

compound

1. made up of diverse elements or ingredients.
2. a substance made up of two or more materials.
3. in chemistry, a substance made up of two or more elements in union. The elements are united chemically, which means that each of the original elements loses its individual characteristics once it has combined with the other element(s).

compound 469
compound 1080
see sodium fluoroacetate.
compound 1081
compound granular corpuscle
compound interest rate
the interest rate charged when compounding or discounting borrowed or loaned money.
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