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Waxes Summary

Description: A plastic substance deposited by insects or obtained from plants. Waxes are esters of various fatty acids with higher, usually monohydric alcohols. The wax of pharmacy is principally yellow wax (beeswax), the material of which honeycomb is made. It consists chiefly of cerotic acid and myricin and is used in making ointments, cerates, etc. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Key Diseases for which Waxes is Relevant

  1. Infection : 1 outcome in 10 results
  2. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma) : 1 outcome in 5 results
  3. Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders (Insomnia) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  4. Erythema : 1 outcome in 1 result
  5. Dehydration (Water Stress) : 6 results
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Drugs Related to Waxes

  1. Cosmetics
  2. Silk
  3. Polyvinyls
  4. Polystyrenes (Polystyrene)
  5. Polyesters
  6. Fibroins (Fibroin)
  7. Coloring Agents (Dyes)
  8. Detergents (Detergent)
  9. Acrylates
  10. ethyl cellulose
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Therapies Related to Waxes

  1. Blepharoplasty
  2. Sutures (Suture)
  3. Prosthodontics
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment)

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