"Soaps" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Sodium or potassium salts of long chain fatty acids. These detergent substances are obtained by boiling natural oils or fats with caustic alkali. Sodium soaps are harder and are used as topical anti-infectives and vehicles in pills and liniments; potassium soaps are soft, used as vehicles for ointments and also as topical antimicrobials.
- Soap Solution
- Soap Solutions
- Solution, Soap
- Solutions, Soap
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