Definition of Rochelle powder

1. Noun. An effervescing salt containing sodium bicarbonate and Rochelle salt and tartaric acid; used as a cathartic.

Exact synonyms: Seidlitz Powder, Seidlitz Powders
Generic synonyms: Aperient, Cathartic, Physic, Purgative



Lexicographical Neighbors of Rochelle Powder

Robyn
Roccella tinctoria
Roccellaceae
Rocco
Rocco Marciano
Roccus
Roccus saxatilis
Rocephin
Rochalimaea
Rochambeau
Rochdale
Roche
Roche limit
Roche limits
Rochelle
Rochelle powder (current term)
Rochelle salt
Rochelle salts
Rocher's sign
Rochester
Rochon prism
Rock
Rock Cornish
Rock Cornish hen
Rock Island
Rock Paper Scissors
Rock Springs
Rock fever
Rock of Gibraltar
Rockefeller

Literary usage of Rochelle powder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Quarterly Journal of Medicine and Surgery (1843)
"Take Rochelle powder in morning'. June 25th. Rochelle powder operated sufficiently. Removed dressings and found parts as before; but vesication considerably ..."

2. Modern Eloquence by Thomas Brackett Reed, Rossiter Johnson, Justin McCarthy, Albert Ellery Bergh (1900)
"He meant a Rochelle powder. On another occasion a customer demanded a 'sidelight' powder. He got it. A lady came in once, and, holding up a pint bottle, ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1886)
"... acid varied from 35.5 to 39.5 grains, 36 grains being the quantity intended for each Rochelle powder containing 40 grs. of bicarbonate of sodium. ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1850)
"Breasts began to swell in the night ; now full. Tongue clean ; pulse 80. Had two dejections. Repeat Rochelle powder, and let the breasts alone. ..."

5. The Private Correspondence of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Fletcher Webster, Edwin David Sanborn (1857)
"I took a blue pill last night, and a Rochelle powder this morning. The weather is clear and quite cool. Yours, DW MR. WEBSTER TO PORTER WRIGHT. ..."

6. The Private Correspondence of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Fletcher Webster, Edwin David Sanborn (1857)
"I took a blue pill last night, and a Rochelle powder this morning. The weather is clear and quite cool. Yours, DW MR. WEBSTER TO PORTER WRIGHT. ..."

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