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plaster

 [plas´ter]
1. a mixture of materials that hardens; used for immobilizing or making impressions of body parts.
2. an adhesive substance spread on fabric or other suitable backing material, for application to the skin, often containing some medication, such as an analgesic or local vasodilator.
plaster of Paris calcium sulfate dihydrate, reduced to a fine powder; the addition of water produces a porous mass used in making casts and bandages to support or immobilize body parts, and in dentistry for making study models.

plas·ter

(plas'tĕr),
1. A solid preparation that can be spread when heated and that becomes adhesive at the temperature of the body; used to keep the edges of a wound in apposition, to protect raw surfaces, and, when medicated, to redden or blister the skin, as in mustard plaster, or to apply drugs to the surface to obtain their systemic effects.
2. In dentistry, colloquialism for plaster of Paris.
[L. emplastrum; G. emplastron, plaster or mold]

plaster

(plăs′tər)
n.
1. Plaster of Paris.
2. A pastelike mixture applied to a part of the body for healing or cosmetic purposes.
3. Chiefly British An adhesive bandage.
v. plas·tered, plas·tering, plas·ters
v.tr.
To apply a plaster to: plaster an aching muscle.
v.intr.
To apply plaster.

plas′ter·er n.
plas′ter·y adj.

plas·ter

(plas'tĕr)
1. A solid preparation that can be spread when heated and becomes adhesive at the temperature of the body; used to keep the edges of a wound in apposition, to protect raw surfaces, or to apply medicine topically for local or systemic effects.
2. dentistry A type of gypsum containing calcium sulfate hemihydrate and porous crystals that require more water during mixing than other such products; used in preparing study models (nonworking casts).
[L. emplastrum; G. emplastron, plaster or mold]

plas·ter

(plas'tĕr)
1. In dentistry, general term for calcined gypsum products used to fabricate dental casts and products used to attach casts to articulators. Principal constituent is calcium sulfate hemihydrate.
2. A solid preparation that can be spread when heated and becomes adhesive at body temperature; used to keep wound edges in apposition, to protect raw surfaces, and, when medicated, to redden or blister skin, as in mustard plaster, or to apply drugs to the surface to obtain their systemic effects.
[L. emplastrum; G. emplastron, plaster or mold]
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