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glycerin

 [glis´er-in]
a clear, colorless, syrupy liquid, used as an osmotic diuretic to reduce intraocular pressure, a laxative, a soothing agent in cough preparations, and as a moistening agent and solvent for drugs; it is a trihydric sugar alcohol, being the alcoholic component of fats. See also glycerol.

glyc·er·ol

(glis'ĕr-ol),
A sweet viscous fluid obtained by the saponification of fats and fixed oils; used as a solvent, as a skin emollient, by injection or in the form of suppository for constipation, and as a vehicle and sweetening agent.
Synonym(s): 1, 2, 3-propanetriol, glycerin, glycerite (1) , glyceryl alcohol

glycerin

/glyc·er·in/ (-in) a clear, colorless, syrupy liquid used as a laxative, an osmotic diuretic to reduce intraocular pressure, a demulcent in cough preparations, and a humectant and solvent for drugs. Cf. glycerol.

glycerin

also

glycerine

(glĭs′ər-ĭn)
n.
Glycerol or a preparation of glycerol.

glycerin

[glis′ərin]
Etymology: Gk, glykys, sweet
a sweet, colorless oily fluid that is a pharmaceutic grade of glycerol. Glycerin is used as a moistening agent for chapped skin, an ingredient of suppositories for constipation, and a sweetening agent and vehicle for drug preparations. Also spelled glycerine.
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Fig. 174 Glycerol . Molecular structure.

glycerol

or

glycerin

a simple LIPID that is a basic component of fats. See Fig. 174 . Glycerol contains high amounts of energy which can be released in metabolism. see GLYCOLYSIS.

glycerol

; glycerin pig fat-derived fluid, used as a solvent or an emollient

hyperosmotic agent

A drug that makes blood plasma hypertonic thus drawing fluid out of the eye and leading to a reduction in intraocular pressure. It is used in solution in the treatment of angle-closure glaucoma and sometimes before surgery to decrease the intraocular pressure. Common agents include glycerin (glycerol), isosorbide, mannitol and urea. See hypertonic solution.

glyc·er·ol

, glycerin (glis'ĕr-ol, -in)
A sweet viscous fluid obtained by the saponification of fats and fixed oils; used as a solvent, as a skin emollient, by injection or in the form of suppository for constipation, and as a sweetener.

glycerin (glis´ərin),

n a sweet, colorless, oily fluid that is a pharmaceutical grade of glycerol. Glycerin is used as a moistening agent for chapped skin, as an ingredient of suppositories for constipation, and as a sweetening agent and vehicle for drug preparation. It is also spelled glycerine.

glycerin

a clear, colorless, syrupy liquid, used as a humectant and as a solvent for drugs; it is a trihydric sugar alcohol, being the alcoholic component of triglycerides. Called also glycerol.
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