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glycerin

 [glis´er-in]
a clear, colorless, syrupy liquid, used as an osmotic diuretic to reduce intraocular pressure, a laxative, a soothing agent in cough preparations, and as a moistening agent and solvent for drugs; it is a trihydric sugar alcohol, being the alcoholic component of fats. See also glycerol.

glyc·er·ol

(glis'ĕr-ol),
A sweet viscous fluid obtained by the saponification of fats and fixed oils; used as a solvent, as a skin emollient, by injection or in the form of suppository for constipation, and as a vehicle and sweetening agent.
Synonym(s): 1, 2, 3-propanetriol, glycerin, glycerite (1) , glyceryl alcohol

glycerin

also

glycerine

(glĭs′ər-ĭn)
n.
Glycerol or a preparation of glycerol.
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Fig. 174 Glycerol . Molecular structure.

glycerol

or

glycerin

a simple LIPID that is a basic component of fats. See Fig. 174 . Glycerol contains high amounts of energy which can be released in metabolism. see GLYCOLYSIS.

hyperosmotic agent

A drug that makes blood plasma hypertonic thus drawing fluid out of the eye and leading to a reduction in intraocular pressure. It is used in solution in the treatment of angle-closure glaucoma and sometimes before surgery to decrease the intraocular pressure. Common agents include glycerin (glycerol), isosorbide, mannitol and urea. See hypertonic solution.

glyc·er·ol

, glycerin (glis'ĕr-ol, -in)
A sweet viscous fluid obtained by the saponification of fats and fixed oils; used as a solvent, as a skin emollient, by injection or in the form of suppository for constipation, and as a sweetener.
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In an attempt to obtain deeper information on thermoregulation and glycerin levels in poultry diets, this study proposes to evaluate the physiological responses and thermal comfort indices of commercial layers fed diets containing different levels of vegetable glycerin in Sobral - CE, Brazil.
We investigated polymer and glycerin displacement medium viscosity oil, in which the viscosity of both displacement fluids is 40 mPa x s.
Significant differences between the various glycerin supplements were analyzed by Duncan's multiple range test [19] at a 5% probability level (p<0.05).
The advantages of glycerin, a high-energy molecule with great carbon and hydrogen availability, are its high digestibility and storage for long periods.
Treatments consisted of glycerin inclusion (87% glycerol, obtained from soybean oil) in the diet in replacing corn, in four levels, being zero, five, 10 and 15% in the DM of the diet (Table 1).
Soy adhesive was 21 percent (wt/wt) soy flour (100 mesh, 90 PDI, Prolia 100/90, Cargill Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa), 21 percent (wt/wt) glycerin analog (3-chloro-l,2 propanediol or 3-chloro-l-propanol; Sigma-Aldrich, St.
Obtaining soft capsules from a mixture of kappa-carageenan, iota-carageenan, gelamil 308, glycerin, and water in the ratio, wt.
The calcium hydroxide/CMCP/ Glycerin paste was very effective against the microorganisms tested.
Ingredients: - One cup of Epsom salt (known as Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate) - One cup of baking soda (known as bicarbonate soda) - Two tbsps of liquid glycerin - Food colouring (if you want it to be completely natural, avoid the colouring) - Essential oils (make sure the essential oils are of the highest therapeutic grade; 1ml of essential oil for each 100 gms of the finished product) Method: Gather all your supplies.
The sodium from the lye goes with the legs to form soap, while the hydrogen and oxygen together join with the cap to become glycerin. This process is called saponification (see illustration above).