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petrolatum

 [pet″ro-la´tum]
a purified mixture of semisolid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum, used as a base for ointments, protective dressings, and soothing applications to the skin. Called also petroleum jelly.
liquid petrolatum see mineral oil.

pe·tro·la·tum

(pet-rō-lā'tŭm),
A yellowish mixture of the softer members of the paraffin or methane series of hydrocarbons, obtained from petroleum as an intermediate product in its distillation; used as a soothing application to burns and abrasions of the skin and as a base for ointments.

petrolatum

/pet·ro·la·tum/ (pet″rah-la´tum) a purified mixture of semisolid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used as an ointment base, protective dressing, and soothing application to the skin.
liquid petrolatum  mineral oil.

petrolatum

(pĕt′rə-lā′təm, -lä′təm)

petrolatum

[pet′rəlā′təm]
Etymology: L, petra, rock, oleum, oil
a purified mixture of semisolid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum and commonly used as an ointment base or skin emollient. The common trade name is Vaseline.

pe·tro·la·tum

(petrō-lātŭm)
A yellowish mixture of the softer members of the paraffin or methane series of hydrocarbons used as a soothing application to burns and abrasions of the skin.
Synonym(s): petroleum jelly.

pe·tro·la·tum

(petrō-lātŭm)
Soft yellowish mixture application to burns and abrasions of the skin; usually called petroleum jelly.

petrolatum (pet´rəlā´tum),

n a mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. No longer used in the oral cavity because it does not work well with oral fluids and latex gloves.

petrolatum

a purified mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used as a base for ointments, protective dressings and soothing applications to the skin. Called also petroleum jelly. Two types of liquid petrolatum are recognized, light and heavy. See also mineral oil.
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d) athermal solution: Petrolatum is a mixture of low molecular weight hydrocarbon (average Mw = 600 g/mol) and is structurally similar to UHMWPE.
The addition of silicones to petrolatum resulted in a net improvement in the sensory profile of the ointment.
Another randomized controlled trial of 933 outpatients--with a total of 1249 wounds from sterile dermatologic surgeries--compared white petrolatum with bacitracin zinc ointment prophylaxis.
4]/DBPT onto the backs of mice on days 1 and 2, or we painted BeO in petrolatum onto the backs and covered the area with dermal tape for 30 hr.
Testosterone was no better than plain petrolatum and was associated with masculinizing side effects such as increased facial hair, clitoral hypertrophy, and deepening of the voice.
During the biopsy, the patient experienced a 500-ml blood loss; hemostasis required a 15-ml Foley catheter balloon and a nasal cavity pack with bismuth iodoform petrolatum paste.
For a given deflection, compressive stress is considerably lower with graphite (G) and lowest with petrolatum (P), because of slippage.
Other lubricants include various esters, amorphous polypropylene, fatty acids, petrolatum, and PTFE powders.
The eight products that were used included: niacinamide/glycerin formula #1, niacinamide/glycerin formula #2, glycerin/mineral oil formula, low glycerin formula, heavy glycerin/petrolatum formula, heavy petrolatum formula, heavy glycerin/mineral oil formula and heavy mineral oil formula.
It is available in 12 shades to match a variety of skin tones, and it is formulated without parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, synthetic fragrances or silicones.
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