mercuric chloride


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mercuric chloride

n.
A poisonous white crystalline compound, HgCl2, used as an antiseptic and a disinfectant, in insecticides, preservatives, and batteries, and in metallurgy and photography. Also called corrosive sublimate.

mercuric chloride

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white poisonous soluble crystalline substance used as a pesticide, antiseptic, and preservative for wood. Formula: HgCl2. Systematic name: mercury(II) chloride Also called: bichloride of mercury or corrosive sublimate

mercu′ric chlo′ride


n.
a white, crystalline solid, HgCl2, that is acrid and highly poisonous: used chiefly as an antiseptic.
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Noun1.mercuric chloride - a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercurymercuric chloride - a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative
sublimate - the product of vaporization of a solid
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fusiformis can essentially alter the renal deformities against mercuric chloride prompted lethality.
Renal accumulation and intrarenal distribution of inorganic mercury in the rabbit: Effect of unilateral nephrectomy and dose of mercuric chloride. J Toxicol Environ Health.
Exposure of adult zebrafish to 244 [micro]g/ liter of mercuric chloride for seven days resulted in down-regulation of acetylcholinesterase and superoxide dismutase in skeletal muscle (Zhen et al., 2014).
Both mercuric chloride (Hg[Cl.sub.2]) and azide salts (K[N.sub.3] or Na[N.sub.3]) have been noted for their effectiveness in soil sterilisation (Wolf and Skipper 1994).
In the laboratory, the apical shoots were manipulated in a laminar flow hood and divided into four treatments: T1--0.05% mercuric chloride for 5 min + 0.5% NaOCl for 5 min; T2--0.1% mercuric chloride for 5 min + 0.5% NaOCl for 5 min; T3--1 g [L.sup.-1] fungicide for 10 min + 0.05% mercuric chloride for 5 min + 0.5% NaOCl for 5 min; or T4--1 g [L.sup.-1] fungicide for 10 min + 0.1% mercuric chloride for 5 min + 0.5% NaOCl for 5 min.
A part of the sample was preserved with few drops of saturated mercuric chloride solution for estimation of total volatile fatty acid (TVFA), total ammonia-nitrogen (N[H.sub.3]-N), sodium and chloride concentration.
Neurotoxicological effects of low-dose methyl mercury and mercuric chloride in developing offspring mice.
Melatonin attenuates acute renal failure and oxidative stress induced by mercuric chloride in rats.
In case of multiple larvae and in advanced stages of development and tissue destruction, local application of several substances such as oil of turpentine, larvicidal drug like Negasunt[R], [16] mineral oil, ether, chloroform, ethyl chloride, mercuric chloride, creosote, saline, phenol, calomel, olive oil, iodoform, can be used to ensure complete removal of all larvae.
Genes encoded resistance to Tetracycline, Vancomycin, Erythromycin, gentamicin, and mercuric chloride were found carried by transposon in Enterococcus.Streptogramin, Macrolide-lincosamideSGB (MLSb) were carried by Tn5406, Tn554 and Tn3853, respectively in staphylococcus.
The small pieces of discolored vascular tissue measuring 4-5cm length were cut from the discolored stem and surface sterilized with mercuric chloride (0.1%) for 30 seconds.
Mercuric chloride was used as an antiseptic and is now being used as wood preservative, photographic intensifier, dry battery depolarizer, tanning agent for leather, catalysts in the manufacture of chemicals such as vinyl chloride and disinfectant.