hyposulphite


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hyposulphite

(ˌhaɪpəˈsʌlfaɪt)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) another name for sodium thiosulphate, esp when used as a photographic fixer. Often shortened to: hypo
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name for dithionite
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Multiple anti-fungals like 2.5% selinium sulphide, ciclopirox (ciclopirox olamine), 20% sodium hyposulphite, whitfield ointment (3% salicylic acid and 6% benzoic acid), zinc pyrithione, 1%terbinafine are used in the treatment of pityriasis versicolor with varying degree of success.
It was called "hypo" from its original chemical name, hyposulphite of soda.