calomel calomel


  • (n) a tasteless colorless powder used medicinally as a cathartic


  1. The Libman treatment: a dose of calomel, a saline purge, enemas of carbonate of soda, instillations of colon bacilli in the large bowel and bicarbonate of soda night and morning.
  2. The books and encyclopedias on his tables are replaced by syringes and bowls, bottles of orange-flower water, gentian, licorice, quinine and calomel.
  3. Another war use: calomel for soldiers' bowels, ointments for their skins.
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