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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Demulcent" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Demulcent
A demulcent (derived from the Latin: demulcere "caress") is an agent that supposedly forms a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane. Demulcents are sometimes referred to as mucoprotective agents. Demulcents such as pectin, glycerin, honey, and syrup are common ingredients in cough mixtures and cough drops. Some demulcents may not be suitable for diabetics as they are based on sugar. Methyl cellulose, propylene glycol and glycerine are synthetic demulcents. - See link


Demulcent in Spanish is Demulcente
Un demulcente es una sustancia viscosa que ejerce una acción protectora local, igual que hacen las mucosidades en las membranas mucosas. Se usan en el tratamiento local de gingivitis, estomatitis, faringitis: en tos y en ocasiones en gastroenteritis. - See link


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