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suppository

Med an encapsulated or solid medication for insertion into the vagina, rectum, or urethra, where it melts and releases the active substance
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Suppository

 

a medicated mass that is solid at room temperature but fuses readily at body temperature. Suppositories are in the form of cylinders or cones and are made of medicinal agents mixed with cocoa butter or with similar substances. Suppositories are inserted in the rectum or vagina, where they act locally or, upon absorption, exert a general effect.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

suppository

[sə′päz·ə‚tȯr·ē]
(pharmacology)
A medicated solid body of varying weight and shape, intended for introduction into different orifices of the body, as the rectum, urethra, or vagina; usually suppositories melt or are softened at body temperature, though in some instances release of medication is effected through use of a hydrophilic vehicle; typical vehicles or bases are theobroma oil (cocoa butter), glycerinated gelatin, sodium stearate, and propylene glycol monostearate.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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