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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
hypromelloseA preparation of METHYL CELLULOSE used as a vehicle in eye drops and as an ingredient in artificial tears.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann