suppository

(redirected from Suppository bases)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

suppository

 [sŭ-poz´ĭ-tor″e]
an easily fusible medicated mass for introduction into the rectum, urethra, or vagina.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sup·pos·i·to·ry

(sŭ-poz'i-tō'rē),
A small solid preparation shaped for ready introduction into one of the orifices of the body other than the oral cavity (for example, rectum, urethra, vagina), made of a substance, usually medicated, which is solid at room temperatures but melts at body temperature. Suppository bases usually used are theobroma oil, glycerinated gelatin, hydrogenated vegetable oils, mixtures of polyethylene glycols of various molecular weights, and fatty acid esters of polyethylene glycol.
[L. suppositorium, fr. suppositorius, placed underneath]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

suppository

(sə-pŏz′ĭ-tôr′ē)
n. pl. supposito·ries
A small plug of medication designed to melt at body temperature within a body cavity other than the mouth, especially the rectum or vagina. Also called bougie.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

suppository

Herbal medicine
A small cylindrical preparation of herbs in cocoa butter that is inserted vaginally or rectally for direct delivery of a herbal essence to the subjacent mucosa.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

suppository

Pharmacology A solid form of medication of various shapes which, after insertion in the rectum, vagina, or urethra, dissolves
and is absorbed into the blood Vehicles Cocoa butter, polyethylene glycol Drugs Aspirin, barbital, chloral hydrate, phenobarbital, procaine, quinine, resorcinol
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sup·pos·i·to·ry

(sŭ-poz'i-tōr-ē)
A small, solid body shaped for ready introduction into one of the orifices of the body other than the oral cavity (e.g., rectum, urethra, vagina), made of a substance, usually medicated, that is solid at ordinary temperatures but melts at body temperature.
[L. suppositorium, fr. suppositorius, placed underneath]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

suppository

A vehicle for a drug in the form of a block of cocoa butter or gelatin of a variety of shapes and sizes that is solid at room temperature but melts at body temperature. Suppositories are placed in the vagina or rectum and release drugs either for local action or to be absorbed. They may contain antibiotics and antifungal agents, LOCAL ANAESTHETICS, CORTICOSTEROIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and ANTIEMETIC drugs.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Suppository

A medicinal substance that slowly dissolves after being inserted into the rectum (or other body cavity).
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.