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1. affording protection.
2. an agent that provides defense against harmful influences; called also screen.


/pro·tec·tant/ (pro-tek´tant) protective.

protectant, protective

1. affording defense or immunity.
2. an agent affording defense against harmful influence.

intestinal protectant
a preparation that given orally provides a protective coating for the intestinal mucosa, and absorbs bacteria and toxins. Kaolin, pectin and activated charcoal are commonly used for this purpose.
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The cyanoacrylate protectant appears as a purple film on the wound, allowing easy determination of the need for reapplication (see Figure 1).
The line comprises Sensi-Care Body Wash & Shampoo, Perineal/Skin Cleanser, Body Cream, Protective Barrier, and now, Clear Zinc Skin Protectant.
Veteran crop protectant representatives Keith Foster and Bernard Olsen will represent NovaSource in two new US regions and Jim McNamara will join NovaSource's manufacturing team.
14 January 2010 - US-based research-and-development company Skinvisible (OTC: SKVI) announced yesterday that its licensee JD Nelson and Associates LLC have entered into a distribution agreement with the retail drug store chain Walgreens Company (NYSE:WAG), for their new product, Safe4Hours First Aid Antiseptic Skin Protectant.
It also contains a cell protectant comprised of at least four ingredients selected from the group extracts of "solanum tuberosum extract," an antioxidant, a sun protectant, a cell metabolism stimulant, and an inflammation inhibitor; and at least one functional ingredient penetration enhancer selected from the group consisting of a water soluble ingredient and an oil soluble ingredient.
Lantiseptic Skin Protectant contains 50% lanolin, 20% petrolatum and beeswax.
The company currently has 4 vascular protectant programs in development including AGI-1067, an oral agent in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of retenosis and atherosclerosis.
A mixture of seven human antibodies, produced by a new laboratory procedure, is proposed as an effective protectant against a deadly bacterium, The bacterium, called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is the most lethal of the microorganisms that patients commonly acquire while hospitalized.
today announced its new Rain-X[R] for Wheels, a wheel protectant formula that produces brilliant shine and protects rims from tough soils and buildup.
We sought feedback from consumers and created Protectant Direct around their ideas," says Bruce Trost, executive vice president, Western Agricultural Insurance Company.
Also new from Orange Glo is a garage kit that includes Orange Glo car polish and protectant, Slick Shield glass polish and protectant, Orange Clean Powerful Paste cleanser, Orange Grove air freshener, shammy, sponge and bucket.
s Wound Management Division, offers Triple Care[R] D, a dimethicone-based skin protectant cream that protects the skin against wetness and irritation caused by exposure to urine and feces.