"Ointments" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Semisolid preparations used topically for protective emollient effects or as a vehicle for local administration of medications. Ointment bases are various mixtures of fats, waxes, animal and plant oils and solid and liquid hydrocarbons.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Ointments".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Ointments".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ointments" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Ointments" was a major or minor topic of these publication.