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1. affording protection.
2. an agent that provides defense against harmful influences; called also screen.


/pro·tec·tant/ (pro-tek´tant) protective.

protectant, protective

1. affording defense or immunity.
2. an agent affording defense against harmful influence.

intestinal protectant
a preparation that given orally provides a protective coating for the intestinal mucosa, and absorbs bacteria and toxins. Kaolin, pectin and activated charcoal are commonly used for this purpose.
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The cyanoacrylate protectant appears as a purple film on the wound, allowing easy determination of the need for reapplication (see Figure 1).
The line comprises Sensi-Care Body Wash & Shampoo, Perineal/Skin Cleanser, Body Cream, Protective Barrier, and now, Clear Zinc Skin Protectant.
14 January 2010 - US-based research-and-development company Skinvisible (OTC: SKVI) announced yesterday that its licensee JD Nelson and Associates LLC have entered into a distribution agreement with the retail drug store chain Walgreens Company (NYSE:WAG), for their new product, Safe4Hours First Aid Antiseptic Skin Protectant.
It also contains a cell protectant comprised of at least four ingredients selected from the group extracts of "solanum tuberosum extract," an antioxidant, a sun protectant, a cell metabolism stimulant, and an inflammation inhibitor; and at least one functional ingredient penetration enhancer selected from the group consisting of a water soluble ingredient and an oil soluble ingredient.
Lantiseptic Skin Protectant contains 50% lanolin, 20% petrolatum and beeswax.
The company currently has 4 vascular protectant programs in development including AGI-1067, an oral agent in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of retenosis and atherosclerosis.
A mixture of seven human antibodies, produced by a new laboratory procedure, is proposed as an effective protectant against a deadly bacterium, The bacterium, called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is the most lethal of the microorganisms that patients commonly acquire while hospitalized.
Also new from Orange Glo is a garage kit that includes Orange Glo car polish and protectant, Slick Shield glass polish and protectant, Orange Clean Powerful Paste cleanser, Orange Grove air freshener, shammy, sponge and bucket.
s Wound Management Division, offers Triple Care[R] D, a dimethicone-based skin protectant cream that protects the skin against wetness and irritation caused by exposure to urine and feces.