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petrolatum

(pĕtrəlā`təm), colorless to yellowish-white hydrocarbon mixture obtained by fractional distillation of petroleum. In its jellylike semisolid form (known as petroleum jelly and also by several trade names) it is used in preparing medicinal ointments and for lubrication. As a nearly colorless, highly refined liquid known as liquid petrolatum, liquid paraffin, or mineral oil, it is used as a lubricant, as a laxative, and as a base for nasal sprays.

Petrolatum

 

a mixture of solid paraffin and high-viscosity petroleum oil. Petrolatum is isolated during deparaffination of aviation lubricating oil and is used for the preparation of lubricants, commercial petroleum jelly, and cosmetic ointments.

petrolatum

[‚pe·trə′lād·əm]
(materials)
A smooth, semisolid blend of mineral oil with waxes crystallized from the residual type of petroleum lubricating oil; the wax molecules contain 30-70 carbon atoms and are straight chains with a few branches or naphthene rings; used as a lubricant, as a carrier in polishes and cosmetics, and as a rust preventive.

petrolatum

a translucent gelatinous substance obtained from petroleum; used as a lubricant and in medicine as an ointment base and protective dressing
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All Calumet Penreco USP Petrolatum meet the following FDA regulations: 21 CFR 172.880 covering direct use in food, 178.3700 for indirect use in food and 573.720 for use in animal feed.
(b) small density difference from UHMWPE: The density of molten petrolatum is about 0.85 g/ml, comparable to the 0.93 g/ml of solid UHMWPE.
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Figure 2 shows results of sensory evaluations of two ointments, one containing 100% petrolatum, and the other containing 70% petrolatum, 15% volatile silicone and 15% silicone elastomer.
Topical bacitracin zinc (Bacitracin), a triple ointment of neomycin sulfate, bacitracin zinc, and polymyxin B sulfate (Neosporin), and silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene) were compared with petrolatum as a control in a well-conducted RCT of 426 patients with uncomplicated wounds seen at a military community hospital.
The release agent is selected from the group consisting of soy lecithin, organosilicone fluids, nonylphenoxypoly-(ethyleneoxy) ethanol, oleic acid polyethylene glycol monostearate, petrolatum, sodium alkyl benzene, sulfonates, siloxanes, polyglycols, silicone surfactants, polyvinyl alcohol resins, paraffin and polymeric waxes, and synthetic waxes including low molecular weight polyethylene waxes.
Petrolatum was applied topically and the wound bandaged.
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Here's what you need for each kit: Item Qty Per NSN Qty Per Kit Each NSN Iodine 10 packets 6505-00-148-7096 144 Field dressing 3 ea 6510-00-159-4883 1 Field compress 1 ea 6510-00-200-3075 1 Gauze bandage, 3-in x 18-ft 2 ea 6510-00-200-3185 1 Triangle bandage, 37-in x 37-in x 52-in 1 ea 6510-00-201-1755 1 Adhesive bandage 3/4-in x 3-in 18 ea 6510-00-913-7909 300 Rolled elastic bandage, 2-in x 12-ft 1 ea 6510-00-935-5820 10 Surgical tape, 1-in x 54-in 3 ea 6510-01-060-1639 100 Petrolatum gauze, 3-in x 36-in 3 ea 6510-01-112-6414 12 Surgical blade 1 ea 6515-00-754-0426 5 Scissors 1 ea 6515-00-935-7138 1 Exam glove 4 ea 6515-01-364-8554 100 Dental bag 1 ea 6520-00-926-9041 100 Eye dressing 1 ea 6545-00-853-6309 1 Case 1 ea 6545-00-113-3722 1
BeO particles (99.98% pure; Sigma) were suspended in petrolatum (1 mg/g).