Demulcent

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Medical Definition of Demulcent

Demulcent: An agent that forms a soothing, protective film when administered onto a mucous membrane surface. For example, mucilage and oils are demulcents that can relieve irritation of the bowel lining.


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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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