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ointment

 [oint´ment]
a semisolid preparation for external application to the skin or mucous membranes. Official ointments consist of medicinal substances incorporated in suitable vehicles (bases). Called also salve and unguent.

oint·ment

(oynt'ment),
A semisolid preparation usually containing medicinal substances and intended for external application. Ointment bases used as vehicles fall into four general classes: 1) hydrocarbon bases (oleaginous ointment bases) keep medicaments in prolonged contact with the skin, act as occlusive dressings, and are used chiefly for emollient effects; 2) absorption bases either permit the incorporation of aqueous solutions with the formation of a water-in-oil emulsion or are water-in-oil emulsions that permit the incorporation of additional quantities of aqueous solutions; such bases permit better absorption of some medicaments and are useful as emollients; 3) water-removable bases (creams) are oil-in-water emulsions containing petrolatum, anhydrous lanolin, or waxes; they may be washed from the skin with water and are thus more acceptable for cosmetic reasons; they favor absorption of serous discharges in dermatologic conditions; and 4) water-soluble bases (greaseless ointment bases) contain only water-soluble substances.
See also: cerate.
Synonym(s): salve, uncture, unguent
[O. Fr. oignement; L. unguo, pp. unctus, to smear]

unguent

/un·guent/ (ung´gwent) ointment.

unguent

(ŭng′gwənt)
n.
A salve for soothing or healing; an ointment.

un′guen·tar′y (-tĕr′ē) adj.

unguent

See ointment.

oint·ment

(oynt'mĕnt)
A semisolid preparation usually containing medicinal substances and intended for external application.
Synonym(s): salve, unguent.
[O. Fr. oignement; L. unguo, pp. unctus, to smear]

unguent

an ointment.

Patient discussion about unguent

Q. the substitue ointment for lasonil

A. the active material in it is heparinoid, and if i'm not mistaken there are 2 other creams that uses it. just ask the pharmacist, he is the most qualified to help you.

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In the section on the pleasure of unguents (Vilepanopabhoga), following a passage on the qualities of the best musk that the king should use, we are also told that the king should apply the 'seeds/semen' (bijani) of the civet cat (gandhamarjara, 'perfume/smell cat') that have been collected, put in hot oil, and removed.
He acknowledges that, although nuns have given up laywomen's decorations, baths, and unguents, have covered up their bodies, and are practicing austerities, they still possess feminine beauty, evident in the shape of their bodies and smooth skin (BKBh 2101-2).
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In the most widely circulated version of his birth, upon which McNally relies for his play, Ganesh is created by the goddess Parvati, the consort of Siva, from the unguents of her bath, to provide herself with an agent whom she can station at her door to halt intruders while she is naked.
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His ugly stepsisters, Koncheska and Jonjo, had spent all day preparing at their cabin in Mell Wood, carefully applying designer unguents and pate polish.
No cosmetic in the world is going to make a woman with a face like a baked potato look like Kate Moss, and it is, at least, partly the fault of the woman with the face like a baked potato that she refuses to accept her appearance and spends a small fortune on emollients and unguents trying to plait the proverbial fog.
Luck quotes the scholar William Brashear discussing the importance of the epithymata whose magic rites make sacred a profane world of "foul odors" with smoke and unguents, ready "for the deity to appear.
These, of course, introduce the notion of luxury and pleasure, as containers of unguents and perfumes.
Ursula's animosity against the modern is replicated in the person of Fernanda, Aureliano Segundo's wife, but not in her daughter Renata Remedios (Mimi) who has a "modern spirit," fostered by the father, who plies her with cosmetics and unguents from the external world.
Hanuman relays her message to Rama, who then order Vibhisana to bring her: "Have Sita Vaidehi come here anointed with celestial unguents, adorned with celestial ornaments, her hair freshly washed.
I plastered on the unguents and perfumes: he seemed lost in his