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Definition of Volatile liniment
Volatile linimentVolatile Vol"a*tile, a. [F. volatil, L. volatilis, fr. volare
to fly, perhaps akin to velox swift, E. velocity. Cf.
1. Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force
of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly. [Obs.]
2. Capable of wasting away, or of easily passing into the
a["e]riform state; subject to evaporation.
Note: Substances which affect the smell with pungent or
fragrant odors, as musk, hartshorn, and essential oils,
are called volatile substances, because they waste away
on exposure to the atmosphere. Alcohol and ether are
called volatile liquids for a similar reason, and
because they easily pass into the state of vapor on the
application of heat. On the contrary, gold is a fixed
substance, because it does not suffer waste, even when
exposed to the heat of a furnace; and oils are called
fixed when they do not evaporate on simple exposure to
3. Fig.: Light-hearted; easily affected by circumstances;
airy; lively; hence, changeable; fickle; as, a volatile
You are as giddy and volatile as ever. --Swift.
Volatile alkali. (Old Chem.) See under Alkali.
Volatile liniment, a liniment composed of sweet oil and
ammonia, so called from the readiness with which the
Volatile oils. (Chem.) See Essential oils, under
Meaning of Volatile liniment from wikipedia
- emplo**** externally
as a counterirritant. It is an ingredient
in some liniments
for sore muscles
such as Tiger
Balm and Indonesian traditional
- in the mid-1920s. The original rubbing alcohol
used as a liniment
for m****age; hence
the name. This original rubbing alcohol
- nitrous oxide Vaporisers
to provide accurate dosage control
when using volatile anaesthetics
A high-flow oxygen
byp****es the flowmeters
- mild antibiotic". Other derivatives include methyl salicylate
used as a liniment
to soothe joint
pain and choline salicylate
for preparations meant
to be taken
internally. Low volatility substances
such as iodine
can also be turned
- induce, ****ist in or maintain general anaesthesia
(nitrous oxide, xenon, volatile anesthetic
agents). Positive airway pressure
is a mode of mechanical
in ether, solvent
hexane, or in most fixed
oils, the degree
in these solvents varying
with the composition...
- counter-irritants. Creams
are semisolid dosage forms containing
more than 20% water
or volatile components
less than 50% hydrocarbons, waxes, or polyols...
- the usual
disclaimer. DMSO is commonly
used in veterinary medicine
as a liniment
for horses, alone
or in combination
ingredients. In the latter...
- in high concentrations
as a rubefacient
in deep heating liniments
(such as Ben****) to treat joint
pain. Randomised double
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