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astringent

(əstrĭn`jənt), substance that shrinks body tissues. Astringent medicines cause shrinkage of mucous membranes or exposed tissues and are often used internally to check discharge of serum or mucous secretions in sore throat, hemorrhage, diarrhea, or peptic ulcer. Externally applied astringents, which cause mild coagulation of skin proteins, dry, harden, and protect the skin. Mildly astringent solutions are used in the relief of such minor skin irritations as those resulting from superficial cuts, allergies, insect bites, or athlete's foot. Astringent preparations include silver nitrate, zinc oxide, calamine lotion, tincture of benzoin, and vegetable substances such as tannic and gallic acids, catechu, and oak bark. Some metal salts and acids have also been used as astringents.

astringent

[ə′strin·jənt]
(medicine)
A substance applied to produce local contraction of blood vessels, to shrink mucous membranes, or to check discharges such as serum or mucus.

astringent

a drug or medicine causing contraction of body tissues, checking blood flow, or restricting secretions of fluids
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The seasonal accumulation of tannins observed in Stryphnodendron adstringens in the rainy season is mainly dependent on carbon skeletons produced through the photosynthetic process, which has often been reported in literature (KORICHEVA et al.
Um quilograma de vagens de Stryphnodendron adstringens possibilitou a obtencao de 117 g de sementes com impurezas que, apos a limpeza, renderam 77 g de sementes beneficiadas, e um quilograma de vagens de Stryphnodendron polyphyllum possibilitou a obtencao de 229 g de sementes com impurezas que, apos a limpeza, renderam 153 g de sementes beneficiadas.
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Em estudo sobre requerimento nutricional de mudas de Stryphnodendron adstringens, dentre outras especies, em Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo, obteve-se, aos 245 dias apos semeadura, teores de macronutrientes (g [kg.
aurea are higher than those cited by Rocha and Moraes (1997), who had tested young Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart.
No Brasil, o agente causador da cria ensacada brasileira e o polen do barbatimao das especies Stryphnodendron polyphyllum e Stryphnodendron adstringens (CARVALHO & MESSAGE, 2004).
Gastric antiulcerogenic effects of Stryphnodendron adstringens in rats.