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friar's balsam

noun fri·ar's bal·sam \ˌfrī(-ə)rz-\

Medical Definition of FRIAR'S BALSAM

:  an alcoholic solution containing essentially benzoin, storax, balsam of Tolu, and aloes used chiefly as a local application (as for small fissures) and after addition to hot water as an inhalant (as in laryngitis)—called also compound benzoin tincture

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July 06, 2015
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