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an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable drugs or chemical substances.
compound benzoin tincture a mixture of benzoin and several other ingredients in alcohol, used as a topical skin protectant.
An alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable materials or from chemical substances; most tinctures are prepared by percolation or by maceration. The proportions of drug represented in the different tinctures are not uniform, but vary according to the established standards for each. Tinctures of potent drugs essentially represent the activity of 10 g of the drug in each 100 mL of tincture, the potency being adjusted after assay; most other tinctures represent 20 g of drug in each 100 mL of tincture. Compound tinctures are made according to long-established formulas.
tincture/tinc·ture/ (tingk´chur) an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable materials or chemical substances.
An alcohol solution of a nonvolatile medicine: tincture of iodine.
a plant extract made by soaking herbs in a liquid (such as water, alcohol, vinegar, or glycerine) for a specified length of time, then straining and discarding the plant material. The remaining liquid is used therapeutically. Tinctures typically are made at a concentration of 1:5 to 1:10.
a substance in a solution that is dissolved in alcohol.
An ethanol-based extract that contains an herb’s essence, which is commonly mixed with water in a 50:50 ratio; tinctures have the advantage over other herbal preparations of a long shelf-life.
A medicinal preparation, often of herbal origin, in which the ground substrate (e.g., bark, root, nuts or seeds) is soaked in alcohol to extract oils or other substances of interest.
tincturePharmacology A medicinal preparation, often of herbal origin in which the ground substrate–eg, bark, root, nuts, or seeds is soaked in alcohol to extract oils or other substances of interest.
An alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable materials or from chemical substances.
tinctureAn alcoholic solution of a drug.
An alcoholic solution of a chemical or drug.
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tincturechemical substance (in mg) dissolved in alcoholic solution (in mL), in a ratio of 10mg/100mL or 20mg/100mL
n alcohol extract of herbs or other substances.
An alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable materials or chemical substances.
n an alcoholic, hydroalcoholic, or ethereal solution of a drug.
an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from an animal or vegetable drug or a chemical substance.
benzoin tincture, compound
a mixture of benzoin, aloes, storax and tolu balsam in alcohol; used as a topical protectant.
a mixture of iodine and sodium iodide in a menstruum of alcohol and water; used as an anti-infective for the skin.