Vulnerary


Human Body Section
Stedman's Pocket Medical Dictionary Dictionary of Biomedical Sciences Dictionary of Dentistry

The word vulnerary is sometimes used to refer to therapeutic agents - such as creams, gels, or the active ingredients of such preparation, that facilitate to healing of sores or wounds when applied to the skin.

That is, an agent that has vulnerary properties is used by external application, as opposed to being ingested in liquid or tablet form.

Vulnerary is not a standard medical term so is not included in all medical or biology dictionaries.



Stedman's Pocket Medical Dictionary Illustrated Dictionary of Midwifery Dictionary of Biomedical Sciences Dictionary of Dentistry


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