silver nitrate


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silver nitrate

n.
A poisonous colorless crystalline compound, AgNO3, that becomes grayish black when exposed to light in the presence of organic matter and is used in manufacturing photographic film, silvering mirrors, dyeing hair, plating silver, and in medicine as a cautery and antiseptic.

silver nitrate

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline soluble poisonous substance used in making photographic emulsions, other silver salts, and as a medical antiseptic and astringent. Formula: AgNO3. See also lunar caustic

sil′ver ni′trate



n.
a corrosive, poisonous powder, AgNO3, used in making photographic emulsions and mirrors, as a laboratory reagent, and as an antiseptic and astringent.
[1880–85]

silver nitrate

A poisonous, clear, crystalline compound, AgNO3, that darkens when exposed to light. It is used in photography and silver plating, and as an external antiseptic.
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Noun1.silver nitrate - a nitrate used in making photographic emulsions; also used in medicine as a cautery and as a topical antibacterial agent
photographic emulsion, emulsion - a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin
lunar caustic - silver nitrate fused into sticks and formerly used as a caustic
caustic - any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
nitrate - any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
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Silver nitrate (reagent grade purity [greater than or equal to] 99%)
It is amazing that a thin coating of silver nitrate etched on paper can take you back in time and put you face to face with famous people, important events, and even critical conservation issues.
Following the test, the specimen is split in half and a silver nitrate spray is applied to identify the depth of chloride penetration into the specimen.
Like regular mirrors, a one-way mirror is a piece of glass with a solution of silver nitrate (a combination of silver, nitrogen, and oxygen) applied to the back.
It makes sense that a metallic format, such as CD-ROM, will last longer than paper and certainly longer than silver nitrate film or microforms even though the CD-ROM is such a new technology that we do not really know its longevity.
A variety of other drugs have been used experimentally for bladder washes, including silver nitrate, sodium oxychlorosene (Clorpactin[R] WCS-90), heparin, and pentosanpolysulfate (Elmiron[R]).
It had been known for nearly two centuries that light broke down the white compound silver nitrate, darkening it (by liberating tiny specks of metallic silver).
Tonics and stimulants given, including: gold chloride, zinc sulfate, silver nitrate, strychnine, ergot, belladonna, electricity, hydrotherapy
Move Over, Silver Nitrate Since 1881, newborns have been treated with silver nitrate drops to prevent gonococcal (caused by gonorrhea) eye infections.
Eighteen (18) bullocks were presented with cancerous growth on the corneal or limbal region of eye with intact vision and were subjected to superficial keratectomy and silver nitrate application after regional anaesthesia using supraorbital, auriculopalpebral and retrobulbar or peterson nerve block.