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Mineral oil

mineral oil

(Science: chemical) A mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. It is used as laxative, lubricant, ointment base, and emollient.

Pharmacological action: cathartic, emollients, ointment bases.

Chemical name: Hydrocarbon oils

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