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Bismuth Hydroxide

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Astringent agent

Antidiarrheal agent: Intestinal adsorbent

Chemical Name

Bismut trihydroxide (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Bismuth hydroxydatum (Latin)
  • Bismuth(III)-hydroxid (German)
  • Bismuto, hidróxido de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Bismuth hydrate (IS)
  • Bismuth oxyhydrate (IS)
  • Wismuttrihydroxid (IS)

Brand Names


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym

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