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poul·tice

(pōl'tis),
A soft magma or mush prepared by wetting various powders or other absorbent substances with oily or watery fluids, sometimes medicated, and usually applied to the surface while hot; it exerts an emollient, relaxing, or stimulant, counterirritant effect on the skin and underlying tissues.
Synonym(s): cataplasm
[L. puls (pult-), a thick pap; G. poltos]

cataplasm

(kăt′ə-plăz′əm)
n.

cataplasm

A poultice.
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For the hot cataplasm application, good heat retention is required (Cara et al., 2000 b).
Their cooling rate is suitable since the application of clay mixed water on the surface of the skin as cataplasm or mud bath takes 20 to 30 min.
The surviving text edited here comprises 409 recipes, which are divided into chapters according to the following categories: "theriacs" and electuaries, "divine remedies" and purgative electuaries, decoctions, pills, confections, pastilles, stomachics, cataplasms, oils, beverages, enemas, collyria, and linaments.