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Dobell's solution

[doh-belz]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a clear, yellowish, aqueous solution of sodium borate, sodium bicarbonate, phenol, and glycerol, used chiefly as an antiseptic and astringent for the nose and throat.

Origin of Dobell's solution

named after H. B. Dobell (1828–1917), English physician
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Dobell's solution

noun
  1. a solution of sodium borate, sodium bicarbonate, phenol, and glycerol, used as an astringent or antiseptic wash for the throat and nose

Word Origin

C19: named after Horace B. Dobell (1828–1917), British physician
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