- a slightly yellowish, aromatic, crystalline substance, C7H8O2, resembling creosote and usually obtained from guaiacum resin: used in medicine chiefly as an expectorant and local anesthetic.
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Similarly the carbonate of guaiacol may be given in doses even as large as a drachm.
Alcohol, m. 21⁄2; Creosote and Guaiacol sulphonates of each, gr.
Luff recommends the administration over long periods of guaiacol carbonate, in cachets beginning with doses of 5–10 grs.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
- a yellowish oily creosote-like liquid extracted from guaiacum resin and hardwood tar, used medicinally as an expectorant. Formula: C 7 H 8 O 2
Word Origin for guaiacol
- A yellowish, oily, aromatic substance derived from guaiacum or wood creosote and used chiefly as an expectorant, a local anesthetic, and an antiseptic.