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emollient

 [e-mol´yent]
1. soothing and softening, as an emollient bath given for skin disorders.
2. an agent having this effect on the skin or an irritated internal surface.

e·mol·li·ent

(ē-mol'ē-ent),
1. Soothing to the skin or mucous membrane.
2. An agent that softens the skin or soothes irritation in the skin or mucous membrane.
Synonym(s): malactic
[L. emolliens, pres. p. of e- mollio, emollire, to soften]

emollient

/emol·li·ent/ (e-mol´yent)
1. softening or soothing.
2. an agent that softens or soothes the skin, or soothes an irritated internal surface.

emollient

(ĭ-mŏl′yənt)
adj.
1. Softening and soothing, especially to the skin.
2. Making less harsh or abrasive; mollifying: the emollient approach of a diplomatic mediator.
n.
1. An agent that softens or soothes the skin.
2. An agent that assuages or mollifies.

emollient

[imol′yənt]
Etymology: L, emolliere, to soften
a substance that softens tissue, particularly the skin and mucous membranes.

emollient

Dermatology A hydrating agent composed of fat or oil applied topically to soften skin, especially laminated keratin or hyperkeratotic scales–eg, of psoriasis

e·mol·li·ent

(ĕ-molē-ĕnt)
1. Soothing to the skin or mucous membrane.
2. An agent that softens the skin or soothes irritation in the skin or mucous membrane.

emollient

Soothing. Any agent, such as a cream or ointment, that soothes or softens the skin.

emollient

greasy agents applied daily, to soothe, smooth, soften and hydrate skin (e.g. aqueous cream BP, white soft paraffin BP, yellow soft paraffin BP, hydrous ointment BP, emulsifying ointment BP, lanolin, liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin BP); act by: (1) hydrating outer epidermis (occlusive action retains sweat within the stratum corneum); (2) incorporating hydrating agents (e.g. urea) into stratum corneum; or (3) acting as a vehicle/carrier for active ingredient (e.g. 10% urea, 5% lactic acid, 0.1% benzylkonium chloride, 0.1% chlorhexidine or 1% terbinafine)

e·mol·li·ent

(ĕ-molē-ĕnt)
An agent that softens the skin or soothes irritation.

emollient (ēmū ´lēənt),

n an agent that is soothing to the skin or mucous membrane; makes the skin softer or smoother.

emollient

1. soothing and softening, as an emollient bath given for various skin disorders.
2. an agent that softens or soothes the skin, or soothes an irritated internal surface.
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Intervention *** A study nurse randomly assigned eligible infants to an intervention group-high-linoleate sunflower seed oil (Omega Nutrition, Bellingham, WA, USA) or Aquaphor Original Emollient OintmentTM (Beiersdorf, Norwalk, CT, USA) composed of petrolatum, mineral oil, mineral wax, and lanolin alcohol-or the comparison group (usual care).
The challenge, he says, is to get the sunflower-seed oil into the hands of mothers who might otherwise opt to buy cheaper emollients that may not cut infection rates.
The researchers testing aqueous cream defined irritant reactions as burning, stinging, itching and redness which developed within 20 minutes of applying an emollient to a child's skin.
In the first quarter the company roiled out Clenia foaming wash and Clenia emollient cream.
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