ceruminolytic

ce·ru·mi·no·lyt·ic

(sĕ-rū'mi-nō-lit'ik),
One of several substances instilled into the external auditory canal to soften wax.
[cerumen, + G. lysis, a loosening]

ce·ru·mi·no·lyt·ic

(sĕ-rū'mi-nō-lit'ik)
Any substance instilled into the external auditory canal to soften wax.
[cerumen, + G. lysis, a loosening]

ceruminolysis

(sĕ-roo″mĭ-nol′ĭ-sĭs) [ cerumen + -lytic]
The dissolution or disintegration of cerumen in the external ear canal.
ceruminolytic (sĕ-roo″mĭ-nō-lit′ik), adjective
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In light of the hazards of mechanical removal, it is often preferable to use a ceruminolytic agent to soften or dissolve an impaction or to loosen it from the tympanic membrane.
Singer et al evaluated the ceruminolytic effect of docusate sodium and triethanolamine polypeptide.
Ceruminolytic effects of docusate sodium: A randomized, controlled trial.
A ceruminolytic should disrupt the structural integrity of the keratin sheets and thereby soften, loosen, liquefy, and/or dissolve cerumen and perhaps even float it out.
its keratin content), and the temperature of the ceruminolytic.
Croxson: Aside from being more comfortable for the patient, why does warming a ceruminolytic help?
We know that cerumen stays hard longer in a cold ceruminolytic.