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Definition: 'Glycerin Suppository'

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glycerin suppository

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a conic translucent dosage form for rectal administration intended for the relief of constipation; frequently used in young children. Contains glycerin and a stiffening agent such as sodium stearate (a soap). Action is produced by lubrication, water retention, and local irritation.

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