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antimony potassium tartrate


Definition: a compound used as an expectorant and in the treatment of schistosomiasis japonicum, although the drug is extremely toxic and must be administered slowly intravenously; common toxic manifestations are phlebitis, tachycardia, and hypotension; sudden deaths have been reported, chiefly from circulatory collapse.

Synonym(s): potassium antimonyltartrate, tartar emetic, tartrated antimony

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