hydrophilic ointment


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hy·dro·phil·ic oint·ment

an ointment base consisting of 25% each of white petrolatum and stearyl alcohol, 12% propyl glycol emulsified in 37% water by 1% of lauryl sulfate; preserved with paraben. Suitable for the incorporation of numerous drugs intended for local application; a washable ointment base.

hydrophilic ointment

An oil-in-water emulsion in the form of a standardized ointment preparation used topically as an emollient.
See also: ointment
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The mosquito bite-deterrent effect of 15%v/w hydrophilic ointment formulation of the oil is very promising for topical use, and the preparation can be reapplied should a longer effect be required provided no untoward effect is produced.