nicotine patch

A patch that sticks on the skin and contains a small dose of nicotine, which enters the blood by being absorbed through the skin. This helps stop nicotine cravings and relieves symptoms that occur when a person is trying to quit smoking. A prescription is not needed for nicotine patches.

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  • nicotine patch — noun A patch impregnated with nicotine and put on the skin to allow gradual absorption into the bloodstream • • • Main Entry: ↑nicotine …   Useful english dictionary

  • nicotine patch — nicotine .patch n a small piece of material containing nicotine which you stick on your skin to help you stop smoking …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nicotine patch — nicotine ,patch noun count a small flat piece of material that people stick on their skin when they are trying to stop smoking …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Nicotine patch — A 21 mg dose Nicoderm CQ patch applied to the left arm A nicotine patch is a transdermal patch that releases nicotine into the body through the skin. It is used as an aid in nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), a process for smoking cessation. The …   Wikipedia

  • nicotine patch — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms nicotine patch : singular nicotine patch plural nicotine patches a small flat piece of material that people stick on their skin when they are trying to stop smoking …   English dictionary

  • nicotine patch — noun An adhesive patch, affixed to the skin, that slowly diffuses nicotine into the bloodstream; used by people who are trying to quit smoking …   Wiktionary

  • nicotine patch — noun a patch impregnated with nicotine, worn on the skin by a person trying to reduce their craving for cigarettes …   English new terms dictionary

  • nicotine patch — /nɪkəˈtin pætʃ/ (say nikuh teen pach) noun an adhesive patch (def. 11) which provides nicotine through the skin, used by those trying to stop the addictive habit of smoking …   Australian English dictionary

  • nicotine patch — noun (C) a small piece of material containing nicotine which you stick on your skin to help you stop smoking …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Nicotine (disambiguation) — Nicotine may refer to: Nicotine, an organic compound Nicotine Caffeine, a video game character Nicotinic acid, otherwise known as niacin or Vitamin B3 See also Nicotine gum Nicotine patch Nicotine poisoning …   Wikipedia

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