January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1684
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Definitions of the medical term "plaster" are presented. It refers to a material, usually plaster of Paris, that is applied to a part and allowed to harden in order to immobilize the part or to make an impression. It also refers to a topical preparation in which the constituents are formed into a tenacious mass of substance harder than an ointment and spread upon muslin, linen, skin, or paper.


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