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paraffin

 [par´ah-fin]
1. a purified mixture of solid hydrocarbons from petroleum, used for embedding histological specimens and as a stiffening agent in pharmaceutical preparations.
2. alkane.
liquid paraffin see mineral oil.

min·er·al oil (MO),

(min'ĕr-ăl oyl),
A mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum, used as a vehicle in pharmaceutical preparations; occasionally used as an intestinal lubricant; can interfere with absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.

min·er·al oil

(MO) (min'ĕr-ăl oyl)
Mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum, used as a vehicle in pharmaceutical preparations; occasionally used as an intestinal lubricant.
Synonym(s): heavy liquid petrolatum, liquid paraffin, liquid petroleum.
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2a, the morphology of the as-prepared liquid paraffin microcapsules is in a spherical shape though its surface is rough, which illustrates the encapsulation of the microcapsules can effectively protect the core from leakage.
Liquid fraction is the ratio of the amount of liquid paraffin to the total amount (liquid + solid).
The usual mode of extraction is covering the breathing pore by petroleum jelly or liquid paraffin. This suffocates the larvae forcing them to move up to the skin surface where these can be easily picked.
SEAGULLS driving locals potty in seaside towns are being tackled - by dipping their eggs in liquid paraffin.
'We even discovered that there were baby products made up almost solely of liquid paraffin - and that petroleum jelly stopped the skin from excreting the waste it needs to.
Oil-based organic solutions include olive oil, glycerin, propylene glycol, spirit of turpentine, and liquid paraffin. They basically do nothing but lubricate.
Ointment and cream formulations of lemongrass oil in different classes of base and the oil in liquid paraffin solution have been evaluated for mosquito repellency in a topical application.
The resulting W1/O1 emulsion was then emulsified under the same conditions with a 1% emulsifier containing oil phase (External oil phase, O2, liquid paraffin with 1% span-80, 25 ml) to produce the water in oil in oil emulsion (W/O1/O2).
Hydrobrite PVC oil from Witco Refined Products Group, a Crompton business in Greenwich, Conn., is a highly refined, free-flowing liquid paraffin that will not agglomerate like wax in storage or handling.
You can buy liquid paraffin from your vet and add a teaspoon to his food once a day.
Meanwhile, Gareth and Nichola are called out to treat a bull suffering from a blockage in its digestive system -and try to remedy the problem with liquid paraffin.