paste

A soft semisolid of firmer consistency than pap, but soft enough to flow slowly and not to retain its shape. SYN: pasta. [L. pasta]
- dermatologic p. a class of preparations consisting of starch, dextrin, sulfur, calcium carbonate, or zinc oxide made into a p. with glycerin, soft soap, petrolatum, or some fat, with which is incorporated some medicinal substance.
- desensitizing p. an ointment, usually caustic, coagulating or cytotoxic, formulated to be applied to the cervix of a tooth for the purpose of obtunding pain from sensitive, exposed cementum or dentin.

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paste 'pāst n a soft plastic mixture or composition esp an external medicament that has a stiffer consistency than an ointment and is less greasy because of its higher percentage of powdered ingredients

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n.
(in pharmacy) a medicinal preparation of a soft sticky consistency, which is applied externally.

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(pāst) [L. pasta] a semisolid preparation containing one or more drug substances, for topical application; the two classes comprise the fatty pastes, thick, stiff ointments that do not flow at body temperature, as well as those made from a single phase aqueous gel.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • paste — [pāst] n. [ME past < OFr paste < LL pasta < Gr pastē, mess of barley porridge < passein, to sprinkle] 1. a) dough used in making rich pastry b) PASTA 2. any of various soft, moist, smooth textured substances [toothpaste] …   English World dictionary

  • Paste — Paste, n. [OF. paste, F. p[^a]te, L. pasta, fr. Gr. ? barley broth; cf. ? barley porridge, ? sprinkled with salt, ? to sprinkle. Cf. {Pasty}, n., {Patty}.] 1. A soft composition, as of flour moistened with water or milk, or of earth moistened to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paste — Paste, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pasting}.] To unite with paste; to fasten or join by means of paste. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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