Definition of Argyrol

1. Noun. Antiseptic consisting of a compound of protein and silver (trade name Argyrol).

Exact synonyms: Mild Silver Protein
Generic synonyms: Antiseptic
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Argyrol

1. Proper noun. (medicine) An antiseptic compound of silver and a protein ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Argyrol

1. A complex prepared by the reaction of silver oxide with either gelatin or serum albumin. Black shiny crystals liberate silver and it was formerly widely used as a topical anti-infective on mucous membranes. Contains from 19 to 25% silver, only a small fraction of which is ionizable. Can produce black or brown pigmentation due to deposition of reduced silver in the tissues. Synonym: argyrol, silvol. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Argyrol

argyll
argylls
argyr-
argyria
argyrias
argyriasis
argyric
argyrin
argyrins
argyrism
argyrite
argyrites
argyro-
argyrodite
argyrodites
argyrol (current term)
argyrophil
argyrophilic
argyrophilic cell
argyrophilic fibre
argyroses
argyrosis
argyrotic
arhat
arhathood
arhats
arhatship
arhatships
arhbarite
arhigosis

Literary usage of Argyrol

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1. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1908)
"In that paper I told my experience with argyrol in the treatment of this most dreadful of conjunctival diseases. I was glad to support my position by free ..."

2. Therapeutics by Armand Darier (1912)
"Cure is effected in two or three weeks by general treatment, aided by a few instillations of argyrol. Gilbert, of Munich, has lately advocated instillations ..."

3. The Modern Materia Medica: The Source, Chemical and Physical Properties (1911)
"... [More recently the name "argyrol" has been given to a different silver compound, of French manufacture, and defined as silver ..."

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