Argyrol


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mild sil·ver pro·tein

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 19-25% 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(s): argyrol, silvol

Argyrol

(är′jə-rôl′, -rōl′)
A trademark for a silver-protein compound used as a local antiseptic.
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