- 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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- a solution of sodium borate, sodium bicarbonate, phenol, and glycerol, used as an astringent or antiseptic wash for the throat and nose
C19: named after Horace B. Dobell (1828–1917), British physician
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