silver nitrate

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silver nitrate

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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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Ademas se utilizo como medicamento homeopatico el Eutol, ya que esta comercializado y registrado, ademas se tiene experiencia en el mismo, cuya composicion es: Zincum metallicum 15DH, Gelsenium 10DH, Coffea 12DH, Passiflora 8DH, Aurum metallicum 15DH, Natricum muriaticum 15DH, Calcium phosphoricum 6DH, Avena sativa 4DH, Argentum nitricum 8DH, Arsenicum album 8DH, Stramonium 10DH, Zincum valerianicum 6DH.
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