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absorbent

 [ab-sorb´ent]
1. able to take in, or suck up and incorporate.
2. a tissue structure involved in absorption.
3. a substance that absorbs or promotes absorption.

ab·sor·bent

(ab-sōr'bent), Avoid the misspelling absorbant.
1. Having the power to absorb, soak up, or incorporate a gas, liquid, light rays, or heat. Synonym(s): absorptive, bibulous
2. Any substance possessing such power.
3. Material used to remove carbon dioxide from circuits in which rebreathing occurs, for example, anesthesia circuit and basal metabolism equipment.

absorbent

/ab·sor·bent/ (-sor´bent)
1. able to take in, or suck up and incorporate.
2. a tissue structure involved in absorption.
3. a substance that absorbs or promotes absorption.

absorbent

[absôr′bənt]
Etymology: L, absorbere, to suck up
1 capable of attracting and incorporating substances into itself.
2 a product or substance that can absorb liquids or gases.

ab·sor·bent

(ăb-sōr'bĕnt)
1. Having the power to soak up or take into itself a gas, liquid, light rays, or heat.
Synonym(s): absorptive.
2. Any substance possessing such power.
3. Material (usually caustic) to remove carbon dioxide from circuits in which rebreathing occurs (e.g., anesthesia equipment).

ab·sor·bent

(ab-sōr'bĕnt) Avoid the misspelling absorbant.
1. Having the power to absorb, soak up, or incorporate a gas, liquid, light rays, or heat.
Synonym(s): absorptive.
2. Any substance possessing such power.

absorbent (abzôrb´ənt),

adj a substance that causes absorption of diseased tissue; taking up by suction.

absorbent

1. able to take in, or suck up and incorporate.
2. a tissue structure, lymphatic or other vessel, involved in absorption.
3. a substance that absorbs or promotes absorption.
Absorbents used pharmaceutically are usually finely ground inert substances applied locally to prevent friction and reduce tissue irritation, e.g. talc, zinc stearate, a mixture of boric acid and calcium oxide. Similar substances, e.g. finely ground charcoal, kaolin, are administered orally for the same purposes and also to absorb toxins.
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