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hypromellose

 [hi-pro´mә-lōs]
a propylene glycol ether of methylcellulose, supplied in differing degrees of viscosity; used as a suspending and viscosity-increasing agent and tablet binder, coating, and excipient in pharmaceutical preparations, and applied topically to the conjunctiva to protect and lubricate the cornea. Called also hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
hypromellose phthalate a phthalic acid ester of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, used as a coating agent for tablets and granules.

hypromellose

/hy·pro·mel·lose/ (hi-pro´mĕ-lōs) a propylene glycol ether of methylcellulose, supplied in differing degrees of viscosity; used as a suspending and viscosity-increasing agent and tablet binder, coating, and excipient in pharmaceutical preparations, and applied topically to the conjunctiva to protect and lubricate the cornea. Called also hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
hypromellose phthalate  a phthalic acid ester of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, used as a coating agent for tablets and granules.

hypromellose

A preparation of METHYL CELLULOSE used as a vehicle in eye drops and as an ingredient in artificial tears.

hypromellose

A highly viscous, water-soluble, non-irritating compound used as a thickening, lubricating and clinging agent. It is used principally as artificial tears (as for example in the management of keratoconjunctivitis sicca) and sometimes as a wetting agent. Syn. hydroxypropylmethylcellulose. See alacrima; methylcellulose; 3 and 9 o'clock staining.
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