mercurous : Definition, Usages, News and More
- a of or containing mercury
- One compound of mercury (calomel, mercurous chloride) is a useful purge.
- Rosenthal's antidote is sodium formaldehyde sulphoxylate, which changes the poison into less toxic mercurous compounds.
- Among common drugs administered to make the gall bladder evacuate the bile are calomel (mercurous chloride), rhubarb, mandrake, jalap.