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native hydrated aluminum silicate, powdered and freed from gritty particles by elutriation; used as an adsorbent and, often with pectin, an antidiarrheal.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Hydrated aluminum silicate; when powdered and freed from gritty particles by elution, kaolin is used as a demulcent and adsorbent. In dentistry, used to add toughness and opacity to porcelain teeth.
Synonym(s): aluminum silicate
[Ch. kao lin, High Ridge, name of a locality in China where the substance is found in abundance]
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A fine clay used in ceramics and refractories, as a filler or coating for paper and textiles, as an additive in food and toothpaste, and as an antidiarrheal drug.
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kaolinA fine clay powder used as a suspension in the treatment of DIARRHOEA and sometimes as a thick paste POULTICE to apply local heat. The term is derived from the name of the Chinese province where it was first obtained.
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Hydrated aluminum silicate; when powdered and freed from gritty particles by elution, used as a demulcent and adsorbent. In dentistry, used to add toughness and opacity to porcelain teeth.
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