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hydroalcoholic

 [hi″dro-al″kah-hol´ik]

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e·lix·ir

(ē-lik’sĭr),

A clear, sweetened, hydroalcoholic liquid intended for oral use; elixirs contain flavoring substances and are used either as vehicles or for the therapeutic effect of the active medicinal agents.

[Mediev. L., fr. Ar. al- iksir, the philosopher’s stone]

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elixir

(ĭ-lĭk′sər)

n.

1. A sweetened aromatic solution of alcohol and water, serving as a vehicle for medicine.

2.

a. See philosophers’ stone.

b. A substance believed to maintain life indefinitely. Also called elixir of life.

c. A substance or medicine believed to have the power to cure all ills.

3. An underlying principle.

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e·lix·ir

(elix.) (ĕ-lik’sĭr)

A clear, sweetened, hydroalcoholic liquid intended for oral use; elixirs contain flavoring substances and are used either as vehicles or for the therapeutic effect of the active medicinal agents.

[Mediev. L., fr. Ar. al-iksir, the philosopher’s stone]

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Elixir

A sweetened liquid that contains alcohol, water, and medicine.

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e·lix·ir

(ĕ-lik’sĭr)

Clear, sweetened, flavored, hydroalcoholic liquid intended for oral use either as vehicle or for therapeutic effect of active medicinal agents.

[Mediev. L., fr. Ar. al-iksir, the philosopher’s stone]

Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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