Definition of Mercurous chloride

1. Noun. A tasteless colorless powder used medicinally as a cathartic.

Exact synonyms: Calomel
Substance meronyms: Black Lotion, Blackwash
Terms within: Atomic Number 80, Hg, Hydrargyrum, Mercury, Quicksilver
Generic synonyms: Chloride

Medical Definition of Mercurous chloride

1. HgCl;mild mercury chloride; mercury monochloride, protochloride, or subchloride; has been used as an intestinal antiseptic and laxative; replaced by safer agents. Synonym: mercurous chloride, sweet precipitate. Origin: Mediev. L., fr. G. Kalos, beutiful, + melas, black (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mercurous Chloride

mercurophylline sodium
mercurous chloride (current term)
mercurous iodide
mercury-vapor lamp
mercury-vapour lamp
mercury arc
mercury barometer
mercury bichloride
mercury biniodide
mercury cell
mercury chloride
mercury compounds
mercury deutoiodide

Literary usage of Mercurous chloride

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

1. American Druggist (1884)
"To this solution now add the mercurous chloride, and during constant stirring heat the mixture on a ... mercurous chloride. 9404 parts Mercuric Chloride. ..."

2. The Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America: (The United States by United States Pharmacopoeial Convention (1820)
"Mild mercurous chloride is a white, impalpable powder, ... Mild mercurous chloride is insoluble in water, alcohol, ether or cold dilute «ids. ..."

3. An Introduction to the Study of Chemistry by Ira Remsen (1901)
"It will be noticed that of the two chlorides only mercurous chloride is ... If any mercurous salt i? present in a solution, mercurous chloride will be ..."

4. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius, Samuel William Johnson (1883)
"The precipitate produced by H Cl may consist of silver chloride, mercurous chloride, lead chloride, a basic salt of antimony, bismuth oxychloride, ..."

5. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, John Cannell Cain, Carl Schorlemmer (1913)
"Baker" has, however, found that very carefully dried mercurous chloride ... Beckman,4 by cryoscopic measurements, has shown that mercurous chloride, ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The molecular weight of mercurous chloride has given occasion for much ... The specific value of mercurous chloride is that it exerts the valuable ..."

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