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Medical Term:

Hammarsten reagent

Pronunciation: hahm'ar-sten

Definition: a mixture of 1 part 25% solution of nitric acid and 19 parts 25% solution of hydrochloric acid; the addition of a few drops to a mixture of 1 part of this reagent and 4 parts alcohol produce give a green color if bile is present.

[O. Hammarsten]

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