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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
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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 hydroalcoholic extract has higher values of phenols content than the aqueous extract.
Comparison of the mean latency of convulsion for 800 mg/kg dose of hydroalcoholic peppermint extract at 15, 30, 45, and 60 min before PTZ injection demonstrated that no seizure was seen in the group receiving the extract 30 min before PTZ injection compared with the other three groups (P < 0.05).
Thus, coating the fruit with hydroalcoholic extract of the green rosemary type propolis may have slowed down the ripening process of the papaya.
brasiliense macrophages, the hydroalcoholic extract inhibited 100% mRNA expression of TNF-[alpha], IL-10, IL-12, and IL-18 and reduced 51% IL-1[beta], compared to the positive control (Figure 3).
The phytochemical analysis of EAFPg demonstrated the presence of kaempferol, ellagic acid derivative, and other bioactive molecules, a similar composition to that previously observed for the leaf hydroalcoholic extract [8].
For investigation of phytotoxicity and cytotoxic potential, the obtained aqueous, hydroalcoholic and hexane extracts were used to prepare the test solutions at the concentrations of 0.25%, 0.5%, 1.0%, 2.0% and 4.0% (m/v).
Caption: FIGURE 2: Contents of secondary metabolite of the polarity fractions and hydroalcoholic extracts from maca.
They will be focused both on the complete analysis of the composition of the aqueous and hydroalcoholic Rudbeckia triloba extracts and on their biochemical characterization.
Group I was treated with physiologic serum (negative control); Group II was treated with glycerol; Group III was treated with "CICAFLORA cream" (positive control); and Group IV was treated with the hydroalcoholic extract ofU.
Antihyperlipidemic effect of hydroalcoholic extract, and polyphenolic fraction from Dracocephalum kotschyi Boiss.
The hydroalcoholic extract of the aerial parts (HAAP) was obtained with ethanol 75% (v [v.sup.-1]) by slow percolation at room temperature, following the Farmacopeia Brasileira (2010).