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syrup

 [sir´up]
a viscous concentrated solution of a sugar, such as sucrose, in water or other aqueous liquid; combined with other ingredients, such a solution is used as a flavored vehicle for medications. In common usage, the term is often expanded to include any oral dosage form (for example, an oral suspension) in a sweet and viscous vehicle.

syr·up

(sir'ŭp),
1. Refined molasses; the uncrystallizable saccharine solution left after the refining of sugar.
2. Any sweet fluid; a solution of sugar in water in any proportion.
3. A liquid preparation of medicinal or flavoring substances in a concentrated aqueous solution of a sugar, usually sucrose; other polyols, such as glycerin or sorbitol, may be present to retard crystallization of sucrose or to increase the solubility of added ingredients. When the syrup contains a medicinal substance, it is termed a medicated syrup; although a syrup tends (due to its very high [approximately 85%] sucrose content) to resist mold or bacterial contamination, a syrup may contain antimicrobial agents to prevent bacterial and mold growth.
Synonym(s): sirup, syrupus
[Mod. L. syrupus, fr. Ar. sharāb]

syrup

/syr·up/ (sir´up) a concentrated solution of a sugar, such as sucrose, in water or other aqueous liquid, sometimes with a medicinal agent added; usually used as a flavored vehicle for drugs. It is commonly expanded to include any liquid dosage form (e.g., oral suspension) in a sweet and viscid vehicle.

syrup

also

sirup

(sĭr′əp, sûr′-)
n.
A concentrated solution of sugar in water, often used as a vehicle for medicine.

syrup

Herbal medicine
A solution of herbs in concentrated sugar, which preserves the concoction and attenuates potentially bitter tastes (e.g., onions or garlic). Honey is most commonly used, but others (such as brown sugar and glycerine) may also be used to produce syrups.

syr·up

(syr.) (sir'ŭp)
1. Refined molasses; the uncrystallizable saccharine solution left after sugar is refined.
2. Any sweet fluid; a solution of sugar in water in any proportion.
3. A liquid preparation of medicinal or flavoring substances in a concentrated aqueous solution of a sugar, usually sucrose; when the syrup contains a medicinal substance, it is termed a medicated syrup.

syr·up

(sir'ŭp)
1. Refined molasses.
2. Any sweet fluid; a solution of sugar in water in any proportion.
3. A liquid preparation of medicinal or flavoring substances in a concentrated aqueous solution of a sugar, usually sucrose; other polyols, such as glycerin or sorbitol, may be present to retard crystallization of sucrose or to increase the solubility of added ingredients.

syrup

a viscous concentrated solution of a sugar, such as sucrose, in water or other aqueous liquid; combined with other ingredients, such a solution is used as a flavored vehicle for medications.

Patient discussion about syrup

Q. Addiction to a cough syrup?? Is it true you can get addicted to cough syrup? And is so- why is that? Is it dangerous? Should I not take cough syrup?

A. here is a story about an air force pilot who had an addiction to cough suppressant who ended bad and about the phenomenon in general:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4608341/

More discussions about syrup
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Well, now I think it's done," said Dolly, dropping the syrup from the spoon.
The store is on a corner about which coveys of ragged-plumed, hilarious children play and become candidates for the cough drops and soothing syrups that wait for them inside.
Two were playing dominoes at one of the little tables; three or four were seated round the stove, conversing as they smoked; the billiard-table in the centre was left alone for the time; the landlady of the Daybreak sat behind her little counter among her cloudy bottles of syrups, baskets of cakes, and leaden drainage for glasses, working at her needle.
Reduce the heat and simmer the syrup for about 20 minutes, until it has reduced by a third.
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Add the lemon zest, grated ginger and warmed syrup and blitz.
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Mash the softened cherries into the syrup mixture until the syrup is smooth and well combined, then set aside to cool.
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