simethicone

A mixture of dimethyl polysiloxanes and silica gel; an antiflatulent.

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si·meth·i·cone si-'meth-i-.kōn, sī- n a mixture of dimethylpolysiloxanes and silica in liquid or tablet form that is used as an antiflatulent see MYLICON

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n.
a silicone-based material with antifoaming properties, used in the treatment of infantile colic and also incorporated into antacid remedies. Trade names: Dentinox, Infacol.

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si·meth·i·cone (sĭ-methґĭ-kōn) [USP] a mixture of dimethicones and silicon dioxide, with a molecular weight between 14,000 and 21,000, occurring as a translucent, gray, viscous fluid. It is administered orally as an antifoaming agent in gastroscopy, and is also used as an antiflatulent and as a releasing agent in pharmaceutical preparations. Called also dimethicone or activated dimethicone. It is used in veterinary medicine in the treatment and prevention of bloat in cattle.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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