Astringent

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Definition: An astringent substance is a chemical compound that tends to shrink or constrict body tissues. The word "astringent" derives from latine astringere, meaning "to bind fast". Two common examples are calamine lotion and witch hazal.

Examples

Tazorac - tazarotene topical

References

  1. Positif life sciences - a five pharmaceticals a shining sun in health care.
  2. Andre O. Barel, Howard I. Maibach, Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology.
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