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n.1.(Chem.) A phenol alcohol obtained, by the decomposition of salicin, as a white crystalline substance; - called also hydroxy-benzyl alcohol.
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The drug is a modification of the saligenin albuterol, with a long nonpolar (i.
Phenolic hydroxyl group of saligenin is making a Beta-glucosidic bond with D- glucopyranose in salicin structure.