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.
Metodista, medico frustrado, hijo de un carmicero, Barnes tuvo la pericia de inventar el argyrol, un antiseptico de uso muy extendido en su epoca, y la habilidad de vender su firma farmaceutica antes de la Gran Depresion del 29.
Barnes became wealthy with his invention of Argyrol, a silver-based medication used in the early fight against the sexually transmitted disease, gonorrhea.
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.
Believing in the potential for a better antiseptic formulation of silver, Barnes encouraged Hille to develop a technique for producing a non-irritant formulation: this effort was successful, through the use of a protein found in wheat and rye, to produce silver vitellin, an organic formulation that was named Argyrol. (4) Presenting their results at a scientific meeting in May 1902, they deliberately described the methodology erroneously to preserve confidentiality of their innovative technique.