hydroxypropyl cellulose

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hydroxypropyl cellulose

 [hi-drok″se-pro´pil sel´u-lōs]
a water-soluble derivative of cellulose, used as an pharmaceutic aid and also applied topically to the conjunctiva to protect and lubricate the cornea in the treatment of dry eye.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.