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Medical Term:

silver nitrate


Definition: an antiseptic and astringent; formerly used externally, in solution, in the prevention of ophthalmia neonatorum; also used in the special staining of the nervous system, spirochetes, reticular fibers, Golgi apparatus, nucleolar organizer region, and calcium.

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