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elixir

1. an alchemical preparation supposed to be capable of prolonging life indefinitely (elixir of life) or of transmuting base metals into gold
2. a liquid containing a medicinal drug with syrup, glycerine, or alcohol added to mask its unpleasant taste

elixir

[ə′lik·sər]
(pharmacology)
A sweetened, aromatic solution, usually hydroalcoholic, sometimes containing soluble medicants; intended for use only as a flavor or vehicle.
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The spasmolytic effect of aqueous and hydroalcoholic extracts of the flowers on KCl-induced uterus contractions did not decrease in the presence of propranolol (1 [micro]M), as a [beta]-adrenoceptor antagonist.
The results were suggestive that Thymus vulgaris, Achillea millefolium and propolis hydroalcoholic extracts were significantly more effective in reduction of ulcer size as compared with glucantime (p = 0.
Aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of two Feverfew hydroalcoholic extracts obtained from flowers or leaves, we performed a systematic dose response study on preclinical models of acute and inflammatory pain as well as of pain related to osteoarthritis and neuropathy.
examined the attributes of anti-hyperlipidemia of the hydroalcoholic celery in the rat.
The hydroalcoholic extract (HAE) obtained was cooled, filtered and then concentrated by at 40[degrees]C under vacuum.
Figure 1 shows the results of the antioxidant capacity evaluation for the aqueous and hydroalcoholic extracts of the jam formulations prepared with gabiroba pulp.
Potential analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of hydroalcoholic extract of Areca catechu L.
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Protective effect of a 50 per cent hydroalcoholic fruit extract of Emblica officinalis against anti-tuberculosis drugs induced liver toxicity.
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