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A cleansing chemical compound formed by an alkali acting on a fatty acid such as stearic acid to form sodium stearate, NaC18H35O2. Castile soap is made by saponifying olive oil with sodium hydroxide and contains mainly sodium oleate, NaC18H33O2. SEE: detergent; SEE: saponification
Venes, Donald, editor. "Soap." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730837/all/soap.
Soap. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730837/all/soap. Accessed April 20, 2019.
Soap. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730837/all/soap
Soap [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 20]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730837/all/soap.
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