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1. The process of boiling.
2. The pharmacopeial name for preparations made by boiling crude vegetable drugs, and then straining, in the proportion of 50 g of the drug to 1000 mL of water.
[L. decoctio, fr. de-coquo, pp. -coctus, to boil down]
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apozemAn antiquated term for a herbal extract prepared by boiling the plant part (leaves, roots, bark, etc.); decoction. It is not used in the working medical parlance.
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