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(Science: pharmacology) A medicated mass adapted for introduction into the rectal, vaginal or urethral orifice of the body, suppository bases are solid at room temperature but melt or dissolve at body temperature.

Commonly used bases are cocoa butter, glycerinated gelatin, hydrogenated vegetable oils, polyethylene glycols of various molecular weights and fatty acid esters of polyethylene glycol.

Origin: L. Suppositorium

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Red-Eyed tree Frog skin can inhibit HIV virus

... frogs use it - as a cream. We envisage something prophylactic so if you were exposed to HIV through unprotected sex, you could use this cream or a suppository to give you a fairly high dose of the proteins in the region where you thought the virus might be." It could still be effective if ...

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