Definition of Zinc sulfate
1. Noun. A colorless water-soluble powder; used as a mordant or to preserve wood or for the electrodeposition of zinc.
Medical Definition of Zinc sulfate
A compound given in the treatment of conditions associated with zinc deficiency such as acrodermatitis enteropathica. Externally, zinc sulfate is used as an astringent in lotions and eye drops. (reynolds jef(ed): martindale: the extra pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, inc, englewood, co, 1995)
Pharmacological action: astringents.
Chemical name: Sulfuric acid, Zinc salt (1:1)
(12 Dec 1998)
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