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tincture

 [tingk´chur]
an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable drugs or chemical substances.
compound benzoin tincture a mixture of benzoin and several other ingredients in alcohol, used as a topical skin protectant.
iodine tincture a preparation of iodine and sodium iodide in diluted alcohol, used as a topical antiinfective.

tinc·ture

(tingk'chūr),
An alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable materials or from chemical substances; most tinctures are prepared by percolation or by maceration. The proportions of drug represented in the different tinctures are not uniform, but vary according to the established standards for each. Tinctures of potent drugs essentially represent the activity of 10 g of the drug in each 100 mL of tincture, the potency being adjusted after assay; most other tinctures represent 20 g of drug in each 100 mL of tincture. Compound tinctures are made according to long-established formulas.
Synonym(s): tinctura

tincture

(tĭngk′chər)
n.
An alcohol solution of a nonvolatile medicine: tincture of iodine.

tincture

Herbal medicine
An ethanol-based extract that contains an herb’s essence, which is commonly mixed with water in a 50:50 ratio; tinctures have the advantage over other herbal preparations of a long shelf-life.

Pharmacology
A medicinal preparation, often of herbal origin, in which the ground substrate (e.g., bark, root, nuts or seeds) is soaked in alcohol to extract oils or other substances of interest.

tincture

Pharmacology A medicinal preparation, often of herbal origin in which the ground substrate–eg, bark, root, nuts, or seeds is soaked in alcohol to extract oils or other substances of interest.

tinc·ture

(tinct.) (tingk'shŭr)
An alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable materials or from chemical substances.

tincture

An alcoholic solution of a drug.

Tincture

An alcoholic solution of a chemical or drug.
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tinc·ture

(Tr) (tingk'shŭr)
An alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable materials or chemical substances.