1. of or containing mercury
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  • You may also be exposed to mercury from swallowing or applying to your skin outdated medicinal products (laxatives, worming medications, and teething powders) that contain mercurous chloride. Public Health Statement for Mercury
  • In the past, mercurous chloride was widely used in medicinal products such as laxatives, worming medications, and teething powders. Public Health Statement for Mercury
  • Certain mercurous seafoods have joined their uncooked cousins on cautionary lists. Beth Kohl: The Downside of Prenatal Information
  • Other symptoms of poisonings in children who were treated with mercurous chloride for constipation, worms, or teething discomfort included swollen red gums, excessive salivation, weight loss, diarrhea and/or abdominal pain, and muscle twitching or cramping in the legs and/or arms. Public Health Statement for Mercury
  • With mercurous nitrate, the platinocyanide of potassium forms a thick smalt blue, and the platinidcyanide a dark blue precipitate. Field's Chromatography or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists
  • ~ Silver forms two oxides but only one series of salts, namely, the one which corresponds to the mercurous and cuprous series. An Elementary Study of Chemistry
  • It would appear that most inorganic mercuric and mercurous salts do not provoke immune reactions.
  • Metallic mercury apparently does not cause hypersensitivity and is relevant only as a source of mercury vapor; it would appear that most inorganic mercuric and mercurous salts do not provoke immune reactions.
  • Gotta run now and feed the leeches, and bleed Linda for her headache‚Ķ She's not reacting well to the calomel - mercurous chloride - I gave her yesterday.
  • GUPTA: Then there was callamil (ph), actually toxic mercurous chloride taken by President Lincoln, and others, as a laxative. CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2008
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