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troche (plural troches)
- A lozenge; a cough drop.
- 1652, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician, page 260:
- At night when you go to bed, take two drams of fine Gum Tragecanth, put it into a Galli-pot, and put half a quarter of a pint of any distilling water fitting the purpose you would make your Troches for, to it, cover it, and the next morning you shall finde it in such a Jelly as Physician, call Mussilage, with this you may (with a little pains taking) make any Pouder into Paste, and that Paste into little Cakes called Troches.
- 1909, A. Emil Hiss, The International Formulary, volume 1, page 515:
- The Germ. Pharm. states that the troches (pastilles) are to be made by compression or by massing with a suitable excipient, and forming into troches.
- 2015, Robert P. Shrewsbury, Applied Pharmaceutics in Contemporary Compounding, page 215:
- The troches are weighed and the average weight per troche for that base is calculated.
- Only used in a troche y moche