Argyrol


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Argyrol

(ˈɑːdʒɪˌrɒl; ɑːˈdʒɪərɒl)
n
(Pharmacology) trademark a dark brown compound of silver and a protein, used medicinally as a local antiseptic
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Noun1.Argyrol - antiseptic consisting of a compound of protein and silver (trade name Argyrol)
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
brand, brand name, marque, trade name - a name given to a product or service
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Later, he and a German chemist developed Argyrol, an antiseptic that prevented newborn infants from getting gonorrheal eye infections.
The hero is locally born Dr Albert Coombs Barnes (1872-1951), a chemist and pharmaceutical entrepreneur who made a fortune from Argyrol, an antiseptic silver-protein compound he invented that cured a range of maladies from eye infections to gonorrhea.
The Barnes Foundation was created in 1922, a school originating with Barnes's educational experimentation in his Argyrol (pharmaceutical) factory.