Definition of Seidlitz powder
1. Noun. An effervescing salt containing sodium bicarbonate and Rochelle salt and tartaric acid; used as a cathartic.
Generic synonyms: Aperient, Cathartic, Physic, Purgative
Lexicographical Neighbors of Seidlitz Powder
Literary usage of Seidlitz powder
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Therapeutic Gazette (1904)
"If the two halves of a Seidlitz powder are separately given and the stomach be normal or dilated, no loud sound is heard anywhere 'except at the pylorus; ..."
2. Principles of Pharmacy by Henry Vinecome Arny (1917)
"A difference noted between the average home-made Seidlitz powder and that purchased ... This machine—the Doan Seidlitz powder Machine—is not for s:tle. the ..."
3. Law Reports of Patent Cases: 1602-1842 by Great Britain Courts (1843)
"... which possesses all the properties of the medicinal spring at Seidlitz, in Germany, and which invention is sold under the name of Seidlitz powder. ..."