Definition of Tartar emetic

1. Noun. A poisonous colorless salt used as a mordant and in medicine.

Exact synonyms: Antimony Potassium Tartrate
Generic synonyms: Mordant, Tartrate



Definition of Tartar emetic

1. Noun. (medicine) A poisonous salt, ''potassium antimonyl tartrate'', used as an expectorant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tartar emetic

1. Bis(mu-(2,3-dihydroxybutanedioato(4-)-o(1),o(2):o(3),o(4)))diantimonate(2-) dipotassium trihydrate, stereoisomer. A schistosomicide possibly useful against other parasites. It has irritant emetic properties and may cause lethal cardiac toxicity among other adverse effects. Pharmacological action: schistosomicides. Chemical name: Antimonate(2-), bis(mu-(2,3-dihydroxybutanedioato(4-)-O1,O2:O3,O4))di-, dipotassium, trihydrate, stereoisomer (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tartar Emetic

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Literary usage of Tartar emetic

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1. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1897)
"tartar emetic is a constituent of many proprietary and patent cough medicines; ... Symptoms and Effects—When tartar emetic is taken in a poisonous dose, ..."

2. On poisons in relation to medical jurisprudence and medicine by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1875)
"Of the antimonial compounds, there are only two which require special consideration, namely tartar emetic and Chloride of antimony. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1843)
"... Properties nf tartar emetic Pustules.—M. LICHTENSTEIN has published a curious article on this subject in ..."

4. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor, John James Reese (1873)
"POISONING WITH SALTS OF ZINC AND IRON. tartar emetic. ... When tartar emetic is taken in a poisonous dose, a strong metallic taste is perceived in the mouth ..."

5. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor, John James Reese (1873)
"POISONING WITH SALTS OF ZINC AND IRON. tartar emetic. ... When tartar emetic is taken in a poisonous dose, a strong metallic taste is perceived in the mouth ..."

6. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1856)
"Boiling aqueous tartar- emetic dissolves ... by water into tartar-emetic and a residue of tartrato of antimony. ... Ordinary Tartar-emetic, gewöhnlicher ..."

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