|oil of turpentine||medical dictionary|
Volatile oil distilled from the oleoresin and obtained from Pinus palastrus (family Pinaceae) and other species of Pinus yielding terpene oils. Solvent for oils, resins, varnishes; vehicle, thinner and remover of oil-based paints. Rubefacient; has been used as a counterirritant in liniments.
(05 Mar 2000)
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