Zinc oxide
A form of zinc that has antispasmodic qualities.

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zinc oxide n a white solid ZnO used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations (as ointments and powders)

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a mild astringent used in various skin conditions, usually mixed with other substances. It is applied as a cream, ointment, dusting powder, or as a paste, sometimes in the form of an impregnated bandage.

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[USP] a salt, ZnO, used topically as an astringent, skin protectant, and sunscreen, and as an ingredient in calamine. It is also found in several dental cements. Called also white z.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • zinc oxide — n. a white powder, ZnO, used as a pigment and in making rubber articles, cosmetics, ointments, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • zinc oxide — cinko oksidas statusas T sritis chemija formulė ZnO atitikmenys: angl. Chinese white; zinc oxide; zinc white rus. цинка оксид; цинковые белила ryšiai: sinonimas – cinko baltasis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • zinc oxide — zinc′ ox′ide n. chem. a white powder, ZnO, used as a pigment and in cosmetics, dental cement, matches, printing inks, and glass, and in medicine for treatment of skin conditions • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • zinc oxide — Chem., Pharm. a white or yellowish white, amorphous, odorless, water insoluble powder, ZnO, used chiefly as a paint pigment, in cosmetics, dental cements, matches, white printing inks, and opaque glass, and in medicine in the treatment of skin… …   Universalium

  • zinc oxide — noun An amorphous solid, ZnO, white when pure but often pale yellow, used in pigments and cosmetics Syn: calamine, Chinese white, flowers of zinc, philosophers wool, zinc white …   Wiktionary

  • zinc oxide — noun Date: 1849 an infusible white solid ZnO used especially as a pigment, in compounding rubber, and in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations (as ointments and sunblocks) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Zinc oxide — Оксид цинка …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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