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oil

 [oil]
1. an unctuous, combustible substance that is liquid, or easily liquefiable, on warming, and is not miscible with water, but is soluble in ether. Such substances, depending on their origin, are classified as animal, mineral, or vegetable oils. Depending on their behavior on heating, they are classified as volatile or fixed. For specific oils, see under the name, as castor oil.
2. a fat that is liquid at room temperature.
essential oil volatile o.
expressed oil (fatty oil) (fixed oil) one that is not volatile, i.e., does not evaporate on warming; such oils consist of a mixture of fatty acids and their esters, and are classified as solid, semisolid, and liquid, or as drying, semidrying, and nondrying as a function of their tendency to solidify on exposure to air.
volatile oil an oil that evaporates readily; such oils occur in aromatic plants, to which they give odor and other characteristics.

vol·a·tile oil

a substance of oily consistency and feel, derived from a plant and containing the principles to which the odor and taste of the plant are due (essential oil); in contrast to a fatty oil, a volatile oil evaporates when exposed to the air and thus is capable of distillation; it may also be obtained by expression or extraction; many volatile oils, identical to or closely resembling the natural oils, can be made synthetically. Volatile oils are used in medicine as stimulants, stomachics, correctives, and carminatives, and for purposes of flavoring (for example, peppermint oil).
Synonym(s): ethereal oil

volatile oil

Herbal medicine
A general term for a type of essential oil of plant origin which volatilises (i.e., is aromatic).

Examples
Cineole, limonene, pinene, thymol.

vol·a·tile oil

(vol'ă-til oyl)
A substance of oily consistency and feel, derived from a plant and containing the principles to which the odor and taste of the plant are due (essential oil); in contrast to a fatty oil, a volatile oil evaporates when exposed to the air and thus is capable of distillation.
Synonym(s): ethereal oil.

vol·a·tile oil

(vol'ă-til oyl)
A substance of oily consistency and feel, derived from a plant and containing the principles to which the odor and taste of the plant are due (essential oil).
Synonym(s): ethereal oil.

oil

1. an unctuous, combustible substance that is liquid, or easily liquefiable, on warming, and is not miscible with water, but is soluble in ether. Such substances, depending on their origin, are classified as animal, mineral or vegetable oils.
2. a fat that is liquid at room temperature.

automobile oil
oil of chenopodium
extracted from the plant Chenopodium ambrosioides. An old-time anthelmintic.
oil-contamination
the coating of spilled crude oil on waterbirds that destroys the waterproofing and insulating properties of their feathers, predisposing them to hypothermia and impairing flight and swimming abilities. It also blocks nares, causes aspiration pneumonia, and has toxic effects on kidneys, reproduction and the gastrointestinal tract.
oil crop
crops grown primarily for their oil production, e.g. linseed, safflower, sunflower, rapeseed.
crude petroleum oil
crude oil and its several distillates are all relished by cattle and can cause poisoning. The oil as it is extracted from subterranean deposits varies widely in its additional contents. These may be salt or sulfur and cause poisoning by those substances. Oil causes vomiting and death from aspiration pneumonia. Animals do not do well and oil stays in the gut, appearing in the feces for long periods.
diesel and fuel oil
essential oil
called also ethereal oil; see volatile oil (below).
ethereal oil
see volatile oil (below).
fixed oil
an oil that does not evaporate on warming and occurs as a solid, semisolid or liquid.
oil gland
irritant oil
occurs in plants; causes gastroenteritis; includes bryonin, croton and castor oils.
mineral oil
a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons from petroleum. Mineral oil is available in both light (light liquid petrolatum) and heavy (liquid, or heavy liquid, petrolatum) grades. Light mineral oil is used chiefly as a vehicle for drugs, though it may also be used as a cathartic and to cleanse the skin. Heavy mineral oil is used as a cathartic, solvent and oleaginous vehicle. Excessive intake over a long period results in hypovitaminosis A.
oil pollution
aquatic birds are worst affected because of pasting together of feathers, poisoning because of contamination of food source, blocking of nares and eyes and starvation because of unpalatability of food supply.
oil products
includes kerosene (or kerosine, or paraffin), gasoline (or petrol), diesoline and additives to lubricating oils, e.g. highly chlorinated naphthalenes; any of them may cause poisoning.
oil spill
accidental or negligent discharge of industrial oil on a body of water; effect is that the oil floats and pollutes the shore and covers aquatic birds and mammals with fatal results in most cases; salvage depends on capture of affected birds and animals and removing the oil.
sump oil
sweet birch oil
see methyl salicylate.
turpentine oil
see turpentine oil.
volatile oil
an oil that evaporates readily; such oils occur in aromatic plants, to which they give odor and other characteristics.
oil of Wintergreen
see methyl salicylate.
yew oil
an irritant oil in Taxus baccata, but not the principal irritant in that plant—taxine is.

Patient discussion about volatile oil

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Keywords: Basilicum polystachyon, Volatile oil, GC-MS, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Cytotoxicity
Volatile oil was distilled from the ground plant material using Clevenger distillation apparatus (Herbal Exir Co.
In addition to its volatile oils and flavonoids, parsley contains small amounts of protective compounds such as zeaxanthin, lutein, and cryptoxanthin.
This plant is cultivated mainly for its aroma inflorescences from which the volatile oil is isolated, despite their fresh and dried flowers are also traded [20].
Table (1) and scheme (1) shows the percentage of active ingredient that has been isolated from cumin (Cuminum Cyminum) ,the percentage of Taninat , Saponins and volatile oils are ( 68.
Chi-squared analysis of the impact of location on the activity of the volatile oil showed that the results from the three localities did not differ significantly (p >0.
The objective of this work was therefore to evaluate the chemical composition and antinociceptive activity of the volatile oils of six genotypes of H.
Parsley, the familiar garnish, provides urinary-system nutritional support and contains apiol, a volatile oil urinary-tract antiseptic
If these countries do not neglect the development of industries which process volatile oils and other fragrance materials, Indonesia - which has large land that turns out various types of agricultural produce - should also give priorities to the development of such industries.
It was feared that processing the product at origin would cause volatile oils to be lost in transit, thus reducing the value of the item upon its arrival.
White female albino rats of 150 g average body weight were used to test the anti-inflammatory activity of the previously prepared successive extracts (petroleum ether, ether, chloroform, methanolic and 50% aqueous methanolic) and the volatile oils prepared from both Boswellia carteri and Commiphora myrrha oleo-gum-resins.
Four different concentrations (25, 50, 100, 150 and 200 [micro]g/ml) of volatile oils were examined.

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