mercuric chloride


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mercuric chloride

n.
A poisonous white crystalline compound, HgCl2, used as an antiseptic and a disinfectant, in insecticides, preservatives, and batteries, and in metallurgy and photography. Also called corrosive sublimate.

mercuric chloride

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white poisonous soluble crystalline substance used as a pesticide, antiseptic, and preservative for wood. Formula: HgCl2. Systematic name: mercury(II) chloride Also called: bichloride of mercury or corrosive sublimate

mercu′ric chlo′ride


n.
a white, crystalline solid, HgCl2, that is acrid and highly poisonous: used chiefly as an antiseptic.
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Noun1.mercuric chloride - a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercurymercuric chloride - a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative
sublimate - the product of vaporization of a solid
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Neurotoxicological effects of low-dose methyl mercury and mercuric chloride in developing offspring mice.
Melatonin attenuates acute renal failure and oxidative stress induced by mercuric chloride in rats.
In case of multiple larvae and in advanced stages of development and tissue destruction, local application of several substances such as oil of turpentine, larvicidal drug like Negasunt[R], [16] mineral oil, ether, chloroform, ethyl chloride, mercuric chloride, creosote, saline, phenol, calomel, olive oil, iodoform, can be used to ensure complete removal of all larvae.
Genes encoded resistance to Tetracycline, Vancomycin, Erythromycin, gentamicin, and mercuric chloride were found carried by transposon in Enterococcus.
The small pieces of discolored vascular tissue measuring 4-5cm length were cut from the discolored stem and surface sterilized with mercuric chloride (0.
Mercuric chloride was used as an antiseptic and is now being used as wood preservative, photographic intensifier, dry battery depolarizer, tanning agent for leather, catalysts in the manufacture of chemicals such as vinyl chloride and disinfectant.
The different sterilizing agents used (in separate or combination) were ethanol, commercial bleach (NaOCl), mercuric chloride (HgCl2), Sodium Dodecyle (SDS), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).
Could you imagine trying to buy mercuric chloride these days without killing yourself or getting arrested?
Material and Methods: The present experimental work was design to analyze the concentration and time dependent effect of mercuric chloride on the chemical modulation of T and B-lymphocytes GSH of human blood.
Petty, Mercuric chloride damages cellular DNA by a non-apoptotic mechanism, Mutat Res, 470 (2000) 19-27.
1 per cent mercuric chloride or formaline solution for 5 minutes followed by 2 hours covering under a moist cloth.