Definition of Trituration

1. n. The act of triturating, or reducing to a fine or impalpable powder by grinding, rubbing, bruising, etc.



Definition of Trituration

1. Noun. the act of triturating; grinding to a fine powder ¹

2. Noun. something triturated, especially dental amalgam ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trituration

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Medical Definition of Trituration

1. 1. The act of reducing a drug to a fine powder and incorporating it thoroughly with sugar of milk by rubbing the two together in a mortar. Synonym: tripsis. 2. Mixing of dental amalgam in a mortar and pestle or with a mechanical device. Origin: L. Trituratio, fr. Trituro, to thresh, fr. Tero, pp. Tritus, to rub (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Trituration

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1. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1877)
"... took daily 2 grains of 2d trituration for about ten days; proving repeated after a week, and five days after last dose took 1 grain of 1st trituration ..."

2. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"to be converted into a paste, either by trituration in * mortar heated to 180° F., or by the following ingenious and powerful machine. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1876)
"TWO CASES IN WHICH "trituration OF THE CORTEX" WAS PRACTISED IN CONNECTION WITH PRELIMINARY IRIDECTOMY, TO HASTEN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SLOWLY RIPENING ..."

4. Pharmacopoea Homoeopathica Polyglotta by Willmar Schwabe (1880)
"This is the 1st trituration. „To prepare the 2nd trituration one grain ... In the same way one grain of the 2nd trituration is treated, to prepare the 3rd. ..."

5. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1900)
"Mix thoroughly by trituration. This forms the first centesimal ... Mix thoroughly by trituration. Divide into 20 powders (see Scudder's Prac. of Med.). ..."

6. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1884)
"trituration of right lens, which shows large, glistening sectors, June 6, ... trituration of right lens June 26, 1883 ; no complication ; recovers rapidly. ..."

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